This is the oldest Buddhist stupa in the world, and is 325 feet tall. It is designed using original gold plates, and it is customary for the Burmese to perform rituals, offer flowers, pour water over the Buddha images, and offer prayers.
A stunning piece of architecture and a Baha'i place of worship, it contains an enormous interior hall that can house around 2,500 people, where they can pray and meditate without any religious restrictions.
It was converted to a mosque in 1453, and then into a museum in 1935. Its design and construction has been an inspiration to many similar models.
A peaceful haven with an air of tranquility, this shrine welcomes the most number of visitors for the first prayers of the New Year.
It is one of the most pious cities of the world, and is declared as the center of Muslim pilgrimage.
According to legend, the architects of the temple positioned the axis in such a way that the sculptures of the deities were illuminated by sunrays during October 22 and February 22.
Extensive rituals and religious ceremonies take place at these ghats, and the city houses around 87 such ghats. Most of the ghats have a mythological legend behind them.
There are more than 270 concrete steps leading to the temples, and the entrance has an enormous statue of Lord Murugan.
Later, however, the temple became a Buddhist place of worship. Its architecture is believed to be one of the grandest of its era, and today, it is a symbol of Cambodia.
It was originally a small temple complex, where Guru Padmasambhava, who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan, is believed to have meditated. The elegant monastery has been built over the decades, and is today a cultural icon of the country.
It functions stringently as per the rules of the Pope and the Bishop of Rome. Other state dignitaries include the numerous Catholic clergymen of various nationalities.