The World's Most Beautiful Buddhist Temples

From Cambodia to Hawaii, these temples, pagodas, shrines, and wats are as different as they are beautiful. Some are perched on mountains, others are thousands of years old (and some just turning 50). But no matter their age or architecture, these Buddhist holy places are some of the most stunning around the world.

1. Wat Rong Khun, Thailand

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2. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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3. Seiganto-ji, Japan

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4. Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

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5. Byodo-In Temple, Hawaii

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6. Wat Huai Pla Kung, Thailand

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7. Paro Taktsang, Bhutan

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8.Kek Lok Si Temple, Malaysia

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9. Taung Kalat Monastery, Myanmar

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10. Peace Pagoda, Sri Lanka