Prambanan, Central Java, Indonesia : The Hindu temple was built in 9th century and dedicated to the Trimurti: Brahmā, Vishnu and Shiva. The walls are all covered with impressive carvings, telling the religious stories.
Sri Ranganathaswamy, Srirangam, India : The unusual Hindu shrine is the most important temple to Vishnu. Colorful building’s architecture is a fine example of Dravidian style.
Gawdawpalin Temple, Bagan, Myanmar : The pagoda was built between 12-13th centuries. The temple is used for meditation and other Buddhist rituals.
The Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China : The taoist temple was built in 13th century and was visited by the Chinese emperors. The complex and its yard is a favorite spot for meditation and even exercises.
St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City : The largest church in the world among others was designed by Renaissance genius Michelangelo. The church enchants with its greatness and beauty. St. Peter is buried here, according to the Catholic tradition.
St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia : The impressive Russian Orthodox church was built in 16th century. The beautiful architecture is supplemented with colorful towers, that attract attention.
Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand : The magnificent contemporary Buddhist temple will be fully finished in 2070 only. However, the brainchild of artist Chalermchai Kositpipat already looks stunning.
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar :The golden pagoda honors Buddha and rises to a 98 meters height. Among its religious relics are hair from the head of Buddha.