Top 10 List of Worlds Greatest Temples

The below-listed Greatest temples are from Ancient times to Modern day with unique design and Traditional construction styles.

Wat Rang Khun, Thailand


Also, known as white temple located in the northern Thailand.

The white color of the temple shows the purity of Buddha and the glass reflects Buddhism and his teachings.

However, the temple is not yet completed to date. The inside of the temple has a painting of Buddha.

You have to cross the bridge over a small lake to reach the main building of the white temple. This Bridge is called the bridge of “the cycle of rebirth”.

This temple is open to visitors at any time of the year at price of 50 baht.

Angkor Wat



This is the largest temple in the world spread across sprawling 400 acres and built between A.D. 1113 and 1150.

This wall was built as Hindu temple of God Vishnu, in the heart of the temple, there is a tower with a steep staircase leading to the statue of Vishnu. Later in the 14th century, it was converted to Buddhist temple.

The city of temple’s location historically called as Angkor located in modern days Cambodia.

Golden Temple



Symbolizing equality and brotherhood. The golden temple is the most sacred place for Sikhs located in Punjab, India

It was constructed using marble and plated with pure gold in the year 1604. More than 35000 people are fed for free daily.




Once considered as one of the world’s seven wonders and also one of greatest Buddhist monuments on earth. It is located on the island of Java.

There is no record who built the Borobudur.

The monument has 504 Buddha statues. This monument in Indonesia is also single most visited tourist attraction in Indonesia and now also holds Guinness book of world record as world’s largest Buddhist archaeological site.

The emblem of Magelang Regency and central Java displays the image of Borobudur.

Tigers Nest Monastery, Bhutan

The last Himalayan kingdom also was known as ‘Taktsang’ meaning ‘Tigers Nest ‘ built in 1962 around a cave but it dates back to the 8th century where Guru Padmasambhava meditated of 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, 3 days and 3 hours.

The monastery hangs on a cliff at 10,240 feet over Paro valley. It is open all year around and not to mention that camera’s and photography isn’t allowed inside the temple Furthermore The trek usually takes 2-3 hours and is breathtaking


Candi Prambanan is a 9th-century Hindu temple located in central Java, Indonesia dedicated to Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva

This is located in close proximity to Borobudur which we just talked about.

Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple in South East Asia.

The biggest temple in the compound dedicates dot Shiva and the other two smaller ones on the right dedicated to Brahma the one on the left dedicated to Vishnu.

The architecture follows the Hindu architecture of Vastu Shastra. Prambanan attracts many visitors from and around the world and also a UNESCO heritage site.

Shwedagon Pagoda

greatest temples of Buddha

The 2600-year-old Pagoda contains 8 hair strands of Buddha. The monument is covered with gold plates and top of the stupa with thousands of diamonds. It sits on top of a hill at a height of 99 meters and can be seen from most places as the golden roof illuminates the city. It is definitely one of the wonders of the religious world.

Temple of Heaven

Greatest temples in china

Located in the world’s most populated city Bejing, China. It covers an area of 2.7 million square meters. The temples magnificent architectural style and profound cultural connotation reflect the practices of ancient eastern civilization.

The northern part of the wall symbolizes heavens and the southern part of the wall symbolizes earth, showing that ancient Chinese thought of heaven is round and earth is square.

It is in listed UNESCO’s world heritage site.

Ranganathaswamy Temple

Standing majestically at a height of 73 meters in a sprawling 156 acres Sri Ranganathaswamy also called as Thiruvarangan the foremost of 108 major Vishnu temples.

There are 21 towers in all prakarnas with a lavishing view provided to any visitor and one of the Greatest temples in India.

Dravidian type of architecture with different colors and seven gopurams with 49 Vishnu shrines spread across makes any visitor feel like a self-enclosed city.


This is a stupa located in the sacred city of Anuradhapura, Srilanka. It was originally 400 feet in height and was constructed with brick. However, stands as tallest of its kind in the world.
Jetavanaramaya has an area of 5.6 Hectares and contains 10,000 Buddhist Monks.

Apart from the listed top 10 greatest temples. Countries like India, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Srilanka are home to many ancient temples reflecting traditional styles of Architecture




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