Even if you’re not an exceptionally religious person yourself, it’s impossible to deny that the world’s religions have given us some of the most beautiful structures on the planet. These are, of course, structures dedicated to religious reverence, but they’re also places for quiet reflection and introspection. Even more, they’re places where the peoples of the world can come together in the interests of humanity.
To show you what we mean, we’ve collected this list of the most awe-inspiring religious places on the planet. All of the main religions are represented, as well as some that died many years ago. In either event, these structures are some of the most lovingly created and beautifully constructed buildings ever put together by human hands. Even if you’re not a person of faith, there’s a buildings that every world traveler should see at least once in his or her lifetime.
So, what are the most awe-inspiring religious places in the world? Where can you find them? That’s exactly what we’re going to show you! So come take a tour with us!
1. The Lotus Temple
Located in New Delhi, this amazing temple is the center of the Baha’i faith and was built in the 80s.
You don’t need to be a member of the faith to enjoy the exquisite gardens surrounding the temple or to set foot inside.
2. Angkor Wat
This may be the most famous destination in all of Cambodia. Originally it was built as a Hindu temple. However, it was later converted to a Buddhist one.
Set amid the jungle, there’s plenty to explore and to see here. It might just be the most impressive temple on this list!