These religious buildings have their own distinctive feature, however, all of them are standing proudly on unique settings with the emphasize on their amazing architecture designs. What are these religious buildings? Let’s check the list below!
Mont Saint-Michel, France
Mont Saint-Michel is situated just 600 meters from the Normandy coastline, standing with a mesmerizing and mysterious beauty at the tallest point of the small rock formation. This Gothic-style building was finished in 1523 and can be accessed only at low tide after crossing the shores and going through the steep streets.
The Marble Mountains, Vietnam
The Marble Mountains or in the local language is Ngu Hanh Son are a series of five towering mountains stood in Danang City, Vietnam. The mountains were named after metal, fire, earth, wood, and water. Inside, there are Hindu and Buddhist grottos built in the 19th century. One of the grottos called the Huyen Khong Grotto oozes more religious setup with no light in it except from the holes on the cave ceiling.
Dilwara Temple, India
Dilwara Temple comprises five temples built between the 11th and 13th centuries in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India. Built for the Jainism followers, the simplicity of these temples reflects the honest and anti-materialistic values of the religion.
Sultan Ahmed ‘Blue’ Mosque and Hagia Sophia, Turkey
The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia stand at the opposite ends of the same square, but they equally share the same Istanbul’s heritage. For the Blue Mosque, it’s from the exquisite design of the tiles and stained glass that reflects the color blue hence the name. The sacred building can accommodate 10,000 people during prayers.
Meanwhile, Hagia Sophia is the epitome of Byzantine architecture and was known as the largest cathedral on Earth for 1,000 years. It was previously a Greek Orthodox cathedral, changed into a Roman Catholic cathedral, then now it’s a Mosque.
Salt Lake Tabernacle, USA
Oscar Wilde described this Mormon Church as the most purely dreadful building he ever saw, but Frank Lloyd Wright considered the building as ‘one of the architectural masterpieces’ in the USA or even in the world. Constructed between 1864 and 1867, Salt Lake Tabernacle which is situated in Salt Lake City, Utah, can accommodate 7,000 people and features the largest pipe organs in the globe.