10 Candi Paling Mewah Di Dunia

Posted by - s L i K e R s - | 11:06 PM | | 18 comments »

Ada banyak candi di muka bumi ini. Tapi tentunya ada beberapa yang merupakan terbaik dari yang terbaik. Sebagai contohnya, nih dia ada 10 candi paling mewah yang ada di dunia. Check This Out !!

1. Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Tiger’s Nest Monastery, perched precariously on the edge of a 3,000-feet-high cliff in Paro Valley, is one of the holiest places in Bhutan. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche [wiki], the second Buddha, flew onto the cliff on the back of a tigress, and then meditated in a cave which now exists within the monastery walls.

The monastery, formally called Taktshang Goemba, was built in 1692 and reconstructed in 1998 after a fire. Now, the monastery is restricted to practicing Buddhists on religious retreats and is off-limits to ordinary tourists.

2. Wat Rong Khun

Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai, Thailand is unlike any Buddhist temples in the world. The all-white, highly ornate structure gilded in mosaic mirrors that seem to shine magically, is done in a distinctly contemporary style. It is the brainchild of renowned Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat.

Actually, the temple is still under construction. Chalermchai expects it will take another 90 years to complete, making it the Buddhist temple equivalent of the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, Spain!

3. Prambanan

Prambanan is a Hindu temple in Central Java, Indonesia. The temple was built in 850 CE, and is composed of 8 main shrines and 250 surrounding smaller ones.

Nearly all the walls of the temple are covered in exquisite bas relief carvings, which narrate stories of Vishnu’s incarnations, adventures of Hanuman the Monkey King, the Ramayana [wiki] epic and other legends.

Though not the biggest temple in Indonesia (Borobudur is larger - see below), Prambanan makes up in beauty and grace for what it lacks in size.

4. Shwedagon Pagoda

No one knows exactly when the Shwedagon Paya [wiki] (or Pagoda) in Myanmar was built - legend has it that it is 2,500 years old though archaeologists estimate that it was built between the 6th and 10th century.

Now, when people say "golden temple" they usually mean that the structure is golden in color. But when it comes to the Shwedagon Pagoda, golden literally means covered in gold! In the 15th century, a queen of the Mon people donated her weight in gold to the temple. This tradition continues until today, where pilgrims often save for years to buy small packets of gold leafs to stick to the temple walls.

As if all that gold wasn’t enough, the spire of the stupa or dome is covered with over 5,000 diamonds and 2,000 rubies (there’s even a 76 carat diamond at the very tip!). And oh, the temple housed one of the holiest relics in Buddhism: eight strands of Buddha’s hair.

5. The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven [wiki] is a Taoist temple in Beijing, the capital of China. The temple was constructed in 14th century by Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty (who also built the Forbidden City) as his personal temple, where he would pray for good harvest and to atone for the sins of his people.

The Temple’s architecture is quite interesting: everything in the temple, which represents Heaven, is circular whereas the ground levels, which represent the Earth, are square.

6. Chion-in Temple

Chion-in Temple [wiki] was built in 1234 CE to honor the founder of Jodo (Pure Land) Buddhism, a priest named Honen, who fasted to death in the very spot. At one point in time, the complex had 21 buildings but due to earthquakes and fire, the oldest surviving building is from the 17th century.

Visitors to the Chion-in Temple must first pass through the largest gate in Japan: the two-story San-mon Gate. The temple bell is also a record setter: it weighs 74 tons and needs 17 monks to ring it during the New Year celebrations.

Another interesting feature of the Chion-in Temple is the "singing" floor of the Assembly Hall. Called a uguisu-bari or nightingale floor, the wooden planks were designed to creak at every footstep to alert the monks of intruders!

7. Borobudur

In the 19th century, Dutch occupiers of Indonesia found a massive ancient ruin deep in the jungles of Java. What they discovered was the complex of Borobudur, a gigantic structure built with nearly 2 million cubic feet (55,000 m³) of stones. The temple has nearly 2,700 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.

Until today, no one knows for sure when and why it was built, nor the reason for its complete abandonment hundreds of years ago. Some scholars believe that Borobudur is actually a giant textbook of Buddhism, as its bas reliefs tell the story of the life of Buddha and the principles of his teachings. To "read," a pilgrim must make his way through nine platforms and walk a distance of over 2 miles.

8. Golden Temple

The Harmandir Sahib (meaning The Abode of God) or simply the Golden Temple [wiki] in Punjab, India is the most sacred shrine of Sikhism. For the Sikhs, the Golden Temple symbolizes infinite freedom and spiritual independence.

The site of the Temple began with a small lake that was so peaceful that even Buddha came there to meditate. Thousands of years later, Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism also lived and meditate by the lake.

Construction of the Golden Temple began in the 1500s, when the fourth Guru of Sikhism enlarged the lake that became Amritsar or Pool of the Nectar of Immortality, around which the temple and the city grew. The Temple itself is decorated with marble sculptures, gilded in gold, and covered in precious stones.

9. The Temple of Srirangam

The Temple of Srirangam (Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple [wiki]), in the Indian city of Tiruchirapalli (or Trichy), is the largest functioning Hindu temple in the world (Ankor Wat is the largest of all temple, but it is currently non-functioning as a temple - see below).

The temple is dedicated to Vishnu, one of three Gods in Hinduism. Legend has it that a long time ago, a sage rested and put down a statue of Vishnu reclining on a great serpent. When he was ready to resume his journey, he discovered that the statue couldn’t be moved, so a small temple was built over it. Over centuries, the temple "grew" as larger ones were built over the existing buildings.

The temple complex is massive: it encompasses an area of over 150 acres (63 hectares) with seven concentric walls, the outermost being about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) long! The walls demarcate enclosures within enclosures, each more sacred than the next, with the inner-most enclosure is forbidden to non-Hindus.

The Temple of Srirangam is famous for its gopurams or entrances beneath colorful pyramids. The temple has 21 gopurams total, with the largest one having 15 stories and is nearly 200 feet (60 m) tall.

10. Angkor Thom, and Bayon

Last but definitely not least is the largest temple in history and the inspiration to countless novels and action movies of Hollywood: Ankor Wat.

Angkor Wat [wiki] was built in the early 12th century in what is now Cambodia. The world famous temple was first a Hindu one, dedicated to Vishnu. In the 14th or 15th century, as Buddhism swept across Asia, it became a Buddhist temple.

The Western world’s got a glimpse of Angkor Wat when a 16th century Portuguese monk visited the temple and eloquently described it as "of such extraordinary construction that it is not possible to describe it with a pen, particularly since it is like no other building in the world. It has towers and decoration and all the refinements which the human genius can conceive of." His words still rang true today.

Tourists visiting Angkor Wat usually also visit the nearby ruins of Angkor Thom and Bayon [wiki], two fantastic temples that serve as the ancient capital of Khmer empire.

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  1. Anonymous // 11 November, 2008  

    musrik dasar goblok

  2. Anonymous // 12 November, 2008  

    Hidup candi Borobudur..

  3. Anonymous // 12 November, 2008  

    speechless.....never seen b4......bagus bangettttsssss........ :k

  4. mingto... Biasa saja Tuh.. // 12 November, 2008  

    wah, kapan yah bisa ke candi? enak banget yah bs ke candi? apalagi digambar yg pertama tuh. salam kenal yah sebelumnya. Sukses always/ Link balik. okay?

  5. Soezack // 12 November, 2008  

    emm..kayak pernah liat postingan ni di kaskus..

  6. Unknown // 12 November, 2008  

    emangnya no 8 ma 9 candi?

  7. Anonymous // 12 November, 2008  

    wah itu semua habizz biaya berapa ya???

  8. - s L i K e R s - // 12 November, 2008  

    @ mingto : setuju, yg gambar pertama memang paling keren... Link balik ok - ok aja.. :)

    @ soezack : hmm, mungkin ada juga di kaskus, tapi saya sih dapetnya dari email.. :L

    @ septian : sepertinya candi deh, heuheu..

    @ Rizky_bejo : biaya apa tuh? buat candi-nya atau apanya?

  9. Anonymous // 28 November, 2008  

    sayang ya, prambanan sama borobudur gak keurus sekarang...apalagi beberapa bulan yang lalu yogyakarta di hajar gempa....kalo direnovasi kan bisa tambah baik

  10. Anonymous // 03 December, 2008  

    amazing tuh yang no.1...ckckckckck

  11. toko bunga semarang // 30 January, 2013  

    candi Di Indonesia ada 2 yang masuk

  12. cara mencegah kanker // 06 June, 2013  

    subahanallah indah sekali candinya, kapan2 saya ingin melihat semua candi2 ini..terimakasih..

  13. Jual Sprei Murah // 12 June, 2013  

    hebat banget ya...
    gimana cara bikinnya itu ya??

  14. harga spare part toyota // 13 June, 2013  

    candi nomor 1 bagus banget
    gimana coba cara naek kesananya

  15. kunjungi website ini // 09 July, 2013  

    candi no 4 dan 8 sepertinya terbuat dari emas ya.

  16. Fire Extinguisher // 30 July, 2013  

    Tiger’s Nest Monastery paling mewah menurut saya dari struktur dan tampilannya.

  18. pikiran positif // 19 November, 2013  

    Info yang bagus dan bermanfaat, terimakasih ya, semoga blog ini selalu sukses!

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