There are a few places on Earth where time stands still; these are the places of harmony, peace and tranquility. We present you the most magnificent temples of the world.

Angkor Wat
This temple is a huge Hindu temple complex in Cambodia, which is dedicated to God Vishnu. The temple is located 5.5 km from Siem Reap town and covers an area of 200 square km. The internal construction of the temple consists of five towers in the shape of a lotus.
In the XV century, the temple was not used and was abandoned. It should be reminded that Angkor Wat is depicted on the national flag and the coat of arms of Cambodia.

Wat Rong Khun or White Temple
This Buddhist temple is situated 13 km from the city of Chiang Rai in northern Thailand. Because of its unusual appearance this temple is often called the White Temple. It should be noted that the construction of the temple has begun in 1997 on the personal funds of a famous Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat who refused the help from the government and sponsors in order to not infringe the freedom of his creativity and work. Note that the construction of the temple is still ongoing. The white color of the temple symbolizes purity of Buddha, and the windows through which light enters the temple is symbolizing the light of Buddha's wisdom that illuminates the world.

Shwedagon Pagoda
Pagoda is a 98-meter gilded stupa in Yangon, Myanmar. This Pagoda according to tradition contains the relics of four Buddhas: the staff of Kakusandhi, water filter of Konagamany, tunic part of Kassapy and eight hairs of Gautama.
The whole complex of pagodas occupies more than 5 hectares. This pagoda is a popular place of pilgrimage for Buddhists.





Harmandir Sahib
This is one of the oldest temples of India, which is the main temple of the Sikhs. The upper tiers of the temple are covered with gold, and that is why it is called the "Golden Temple".
In order to get to the main part of the temple, which is situated in the middle of the sacred pond, you need to pass through a narrow marble bridge over the pond, where the water is considered to be curative, and the bridge symbolizes the path that separates the righteous from the wicked.
It is worth recalling that in 1984 during a military operation against Sikh guerillas who were hiding in the temple, were killed 492 civilians, and the temple was severely damaged. After this operation Sikh extremists killed Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Temple of Heaven
The temple complex that is often called the "Temple of Heaven" or "Heavenly altar" is situated in Beijing. This complex is considered to be a Taoist temple, and since 1918, the temple complex was opened to the public and is a landmark of the country.

This temple is located near the Imperial Palace and is the only rounded temple in Beijing.






М. Petrova