Top Largest Temples in the world
Peoples in the world have believed in many Gods that makes create the Largest temples in the world, hundred thousands of temples in the world, some of them are largest that situated in the popular places. Commonly Hindus, Buddhist, Sikhs and many religions build Temples as their spiritual site. The Top Largest Temples are..
Angkor Wat Temple
Angkor Wat is a largest temple complex in the world, situated at Angkor in Cambodia and this temple built by the King Suryavarman II in the 12th century. This is the largest temple in the world, lies in the large space of land surrounded by water tank. The outer wall of the temple is 3.6 kilometers long and the temple in the classical style of Khmer architecture. This is the main attraction of the country. The temple has become a symbol of Cambodia and appearing on its National Flag, also the One of the Historical Wonders of the World.
Karnak temple complex is the second largest temple in the World after Angkor Wat, situated in Egypt and one of the few most visited places in Egypt. Karnak comprises of several temples, water tanks and statues. This is the extremely old temple built in the age of Ptolemaic period. The Hypostyle Hall in Karnak complex is the famous site, the Hall are of 5,000 Square meters, 134 massive columns sets in 16 rows. The Elevation of the 122 columns is 10 meters tall and other columns are 21 meters tall with diameter of over three meters. It also has one of the biggest obelisks weighing 328 tonnes and standing about 29 meters tall.
This one of the largest temple, situated in Magelang, Central Java in Indonesia, built in 9th century. The monument is a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist Pilgrimage, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage site. The Temple Contains 6 square platforms exceeded by the three round platforms, and are beautified with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha Statues, and a main dome which is located at the center of the top platform is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated. This temple took about 75 years to complete the construction in 9th century. The total surface area is roughly 2,500 square meters.
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Akshatdham is the one of the largest Hindu Temple, situated in Delhi in India, officially opened in the year of 2005. It stands on the banks of the Yamuna River and has large complex land with garden and Monuments, the main monuments 43 meters high, 96 meters wide and 110 meters long. This also consists of 20,000 murtis, 234 ornately carved pillars, statues of devotees and sadhus.
This Temple has one of the world’s largest complex areas of 156 acres, situated in Srirangam in Tiruchirapalli District in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. This Hindu temple dedicated to Ranganatha (Vishnu), the temple inserted by 7 homocentric walls with a total length of over 6 miles and has 21 gopurams (temple tower), 39 pavilions, 50 shrines and hall of 1000 pillars.
This is the Buddhist Temple built by King Mahasena in 3rd century AD and worked 15 years to complete, situated in Anuradhapura city in Sri Lanka, it is also the third tallest structure in ancient world after Pyramid of giza. The structure foundation 8.5 meteres deep, around 93 million baked bricks used each weighs 166 kg. The height of temple is 122 meters, the diameter of the dome is approximately 95 meters.
Tikal (Temple IV)
Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites of the Mayan Civilization, located in the Guatemala in Latin America and the Caribbean. Tikal is the city of Mayan Civilization there many temples like this, but the 4th one is large and most crucial which is built in 741 AD and It stands 64.6 meters tall from its backing platform. The Temple IV in Tikal is the largest temple built by the Maya civilization. It is listed in UNESCO World Heritage site.
Brihadeeshwara Temple also called as Peruvudaiyaar Temple is the largest temple in India and great ancient architecture in India. This temple situated at Thanjavur in the State of Tamil Nadu in India. The entire temple is made out of granite stones and also the world’s first complete granite temple. The temple main tower height is 66 meters and the statue Nandi which carved out of single rock is about 16 ft long and 13 ft tall. This Temple built by Raja Raja Chola in 1010 AD. The temple asserted a staff of 600 people in several capacities.
Temple of Bacchus
This Temple dedicated to the Bacchus (Roman God), situated at Baalbek in Lebanon. The Temple built in 150 AD; it is 66 meters long, 35 meters wide and 31 meters high, it has 42 Pillars or Corinthian Columns. It is one of the oldest structure and great monument to date.
Meenakshi Amman Temple
This is the Hindu temple located in the side of the river Vaigai in Madurai of Tamil Nadu state. The Meenakshi temple dedicated to the Goddess Parvati. The Temple stands height of 51.9 meters (The tallest Gopuram), it attracts millions of visitors in the year. This temple is one of the most visited places in India and one of the largest temples in India. This temple built during 1623 to 1655 CE, it was in the list of top 30 nominees of the new wonder of the world.