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11 Amazing Temples around the World you Need to Travel Before you Die

Temple are always a center of attraction for religious and the one seeking for peace. Visiting a Pilgrimage can be a good idea for both your mind and soul. Here 11 temples around the world you need to travel before you die, you will be amazed India is not anywhere in the List:

1. Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia

Angkor Wat Temple


The Angkor Wat Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu, and is one of the largest religious monuments in the world. It is known for its heritage value and unique architecture. In fact, this temple is also a UNESCO world heritage site.

2. Nathulaung Kyaung Temple, Myanmar



Nathulaung is another temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is one of the oldest in Bagan district, Myanmar, and was built in the 11th century.

3. Swaminarayan Temple, Toronto, Canada

Swaminarayan temple


This temple was built in 2007. It took 18 months to make it, and 24000 pieces of hand-carved Italian marble was used in the making of it. Throughout the year, the temple administration organises cultural activities for Indians staying in Canada.

4. Prambanan Temple, Indonesia



The Prambanan complex is a 1200-year-old Hindu complex. It has three temples attributed to the three main deities in Hinduism – Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. Rest of the temples are dedicated to the animals serving them.

5. Katasraj Temple, Chakwal, Pakistan

Katsraj Temple


Another temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is located near Lahore (old day Punjab). Interestingly, people believe that this temple is as old as the Mahabharata, and that the Pandavas even took refuge here during their exile in the forests.

6. Benzaiten Temple, Tokyo



Benzaiten is a Buddhist goddess who originated from Saraswati mata. Like Goddess Saraswati, Benzaiten is considered to be everything that flows from water and time, to knowledge.

7. Arya Dewaker, Suriname

Arya Dewakar


Arya Dewakar, the largest Hindu temple in Suriname, is built by the Hindu association residing in the country. Arya Dewakar is the most vital section in Arya Samaj, the movement inspired by Swami Dayananda Sarasvati.

8. Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal

Pashupatinath temple


Pashupatinath is the oldest Hindu Temple in Kathmandu.  It is also the oldest Lord Shiva temple in the world. This temple has a distinct architecture, unlike most Hindu temples. Sadly, some part of the complex of this temple was destroyed during the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

9. Munneswaram Temple, Sri Lanka

Munneswaram Temple


Munneswaram temple complex is an eminent Hindu religious site in Sri Lanka. This temple is associated with various myths related to the Ramayana. The complex has five temples dedicated to Shiva, Ganesha, Ayyanayake, Kali and a Buddhist one. Festivals of Navratri and Shivratri are celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm here.

10. Shri Venkateswara Balaji Temple, England

Venkesthwara Temple


It is the largest Venkateswara temple in Europe. The architecture and construction of this temple is similar to that of Tirupati Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati, India.

11. Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves


Located in Gombak district, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this temple is one of the most popular Hindu religious places outside India. The complex has both caves and temples. One of them is attributed to Lord Rama. However, the main temple is dedicated to Lord Murugun.

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