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Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia
In Samut Prakan, Thailand, a custom involves Buddhist monks circling the Wat Asokaram temple with candles. (Photo by Gim Porntep via Getty Images)
1. Iceland’s Hallgrímskirkja, with its glowing, golden exterior, radiates some warmth into the cold Nordic climate. (Photo by Alongkot Sumritjearapol via Getty Images)
2.Iceland’s Hallgrímskirkja,Reykjavik, Iceland
Golden Temple, Amritsar, India
Beijing’s Temple of Heaven fits the bill. (Photo by Istvan Kadar Photography via Getty Images)
Moscow’s St. Basil’s Cathedral delivers a more traditional sense of awe with its colorful swirling peaks. The structure almost seems to be made of candy. (Photo via Press Association)
The most iconic places of worship are the towering palaces that loom over their surrounding landscapes, like the Hazrat
As does the Taktsang Palphug Monastery, which is tucked away on a rockface in Bhutan’s Paro Valley.
The Las Lajas Sanctuary in Narino, Colombia also looks like it defies gravity.
1.The largest Hindu temple — the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan,(Photo by Sean Pavone via Getty Images)
1. Or Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica, with its warm, golden interior. (Photo by Hisham Ibrahim via Getty Images)
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Moscow, Russia
The Russian Monastery of St. George is actually located in Götschendorf, Germany. (Photo via World Architecture Festival)
In Onomichi, Japan, couples frequently turn to the Ribbon Chapel for their wedding ceremonies — and understandably so. (Photo via World Architecture Festival)
Wat Rong Khun, better known as the aptly-named White Temple, serves as a dual art exhibit and meditation site.
Air Force Academy Chapel, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India
Pisa Cathedral, Italy. Stefano Nocetti
The Cathedral Church of St Marie, Sheffield, England
Puthia Temple Complex, Puthia Upazila, Bangladesh
In Samut Prakan, Thailand, a custom involves Buddhist monks circling the Wat Asokaram temple with candles.Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde Marseille, France Crédit photo : Flickr
Basilica Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. Luciano Mortula / Shutterstock
2. Others include the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab .