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Thailand, Pattaya December 2019 Fragment of the Temple of truth in Pattaya. A huge wooden temple with carved decorations. Buddhist temple. Source: Margarita Timofeeva/Adobe Stock

Exploring the World's Most Spectacular Temples (Video)

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Discover the world's most spectacular temples as we journey through diverse landscapes and cultures. In northern Lithuania, the Hill of Crosses stands as a reminder of the nation's identity and Christian devotion, with hundreds of thousands of crosses symbolizing resilience. In southern India, the Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, a marvel of Dravidian architecture, spans six miles, attracting devotees seeking solace along the River Kaveri. Meanwhile, Wat Rong Khun in Thailand challenges tradition with its unconventional white exterior, adorned with symbolic mosaics reflecting enlightenment.

Venture to the Samran district, where a pink shrine dedicated to Buddhism houses a mysterious dragon, inviting visitors to explore its unique symbolism. Pattaya's Sanctuary of Truth, a wooden marvel, serves as a cultural monument and religious shrine, embodying ancient carving techniques. Lastly, Wat Plai Laem on Koh Samui Island boasts a 30-meter (98.42 ft) statue of Guanyin, the Buddhist goddess of compassion, surrounded by a serene lake where spiritual merit is attained by feeding the fish. Embark on a visual odyssey as these temples unfold stories of art, history, and spirituality across different corners of the globe.

Top image: Thailand, Pattaya December 2019 Fragment of the Temple of truth in Pattaya. A huge wooden temple with carved decorations. Buddhist temple. Source: Margarita Timofeeva/Adobe Stock

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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