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5 Most Beautiful Religious Buildings You Need to See

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Religious buildings have been on the forefront for using the most amazing architecture. Whether you practice religion, or you don’t practice it actively, you will surely love some of these most awe-striking religious buildings. The following are 5 most beautiful religious buildings you need to see.

1.Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd

This beautiful chapel is found in a garden of the ‘Bella Vista Sakaigahama’ hotel which is located in Hiroshima, Japan. This is a free-standing structure with two spiral stairways that are entwined together. These entwining stairways are the ones that act as walls, floors, and roofs. The outer part of the building is made of wood and an alloy of zinc and titanium. The architecture used is purposely to provide it with steadiness against vibrations making it one of the most stable buildings. If you are planning a wedding, this can be an ideal location since it a very common wedding chapel

2. Salt Lake Tabernacle

Also called the Mormon church, this architectural masterpiece is found on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. This tabernacle was built between 1864 and 1867. It was made purposely for holding house meetings for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as its general conferences. This building got its inspiration from an attempt to construct a canvas tabernacle. It has an oval shape with a roof built in a lattice-truss arch system held together by wedges and dowels. It has a capacity of about 7000 people.

3. Teotihuacan

This extraordinary building is thought to have been built just about 100BCE. It is found in sub-valley in Mexico. It is famously known for having an ‘avenue of the Dead’ running directly through the center of this building. It is also surrounded by two pyramids one which is for the moon and the other for the sun. This building is also a famous site for animal and human sacrifices.

4. Potala Palace

This beautiful structure is situated in Lhasa, Tibet region, China and was built in 1645 during the reign of the 5th Dalai Lama. This palace was built to function as the residence of the Dalai Lamas and a seat of the Tibetian government. It is made up of the red and white palace. The red palace was set aside for prayers and religious teaching on Tibetian Buddhism whereas in the white palace is where the Dalai Lama lived. This 13 story building has over one thousand rooms.

5. Wat Rong Khun

This white temple found in Chiang Rai province in Thailand is an unconventional, contemporary religious building. It incorporates both art and religion as it is built in the Buddhist temple style. It also borrows some characters from angry birds and the matrix. Its uniqueness is in the white color and the use of pieces of glass in its plaster making it to sparkle in the sun. This building is still a work in progress, and it is not expected to be complete until 2070.

If you love the wonder of architecture you surely should never miss seeing these religious buildings