15 Most Beautiful Stupas And Pagodas In The World

Wonderful confluence of beautification and devotion. Although devotion and attraction are no match, people arriving in search of beauty get an opportunity to join in devotion. As you too have been chanted by looking at these pictures, if you are present on these places, then the situation will be very different. Thrillist has prepared a list of the most beautiful pagodas that dot the countries of East and South East Asia.

The pagoda of the To-ji Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan.

The pagoda of the To-ji Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan.






The pagoda in Lampang, Thailand may not be the prettiest on this list, but its location is great.
The pagoda in Lampang, Thailand may not be the prettiest on this list, but its location is great.

A pagoda in Thailand that looks more like a fortress.
A pagoda in Thailand that looks more like a fortress.

Buddhist pagoda, which is part of a temple complex, on Koh Samui, Thailand.
Buddhist pagoda, which is part of a temple complex, on Koh Samui, Thailand.

A complex of about 2,500 stone stupas, lost in remote areas of Myanmar.
A complex of about 2,500 stone stupas, lost in remote areas of Myanmar.

The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, is a gilded stupa, the top of which is adorned with about 5,000 diamonds. The largest of them weighs 72 carats.
The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, is a gilded stupa, the top of which is adorned with about 5,000 diamonds. The largest of them weighs 72 carats.

Gyeongbokgung Palace Complex, built in 1395, in Seoul, South Korea.
Gyeongbokgung Palace Complex, built in 1395, in Seoul, South Korea.

Temple complex Thambuddhei Paya, built in 1303 and containing more than 500 thousand images of Buddha, in Mounyua, Myanmar.
Temple complex Thambuddhei Paya, built in 1303 and containing more than 500 thousand images of Buddha, in Mounyua, Myanmar.

Prayer flags adorn the stone buildings of the Meidai Lama Monastery in Inner Mongolia, China.
Prayer flags adorn the stone buildings of the Meidai Lama Monastery in Inner Mongolia, China.

A pagoda in Fujiyoshida, Japan, built in 1958 to commemorate some 960 residents of the city who died in wars after 1868.
A pagoda in Fujiyoshida, Japan, built in 1958 to commemorate some 960 residents of the city who died in wars after 1868.

The Buddhist temple Wat Prathat Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai province is considered one of the holiest temples in the north of Thailand.
The Buddhist temple Wat Prathat Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai province is considered one of the holiest temples in the north of Thailand.

Taoist Temple in Cebu, Philippines.
Taoist Temple in Cebu, Philippines.

Built on top of a granite rock in Mon State in Myanmar, the Chaittiyo Pagoda is a popular pilgrimage site.
Built on top of a granite rock in Mon State in Myanmar, the Chaittiyo Pagoda is a popular pilgrimage site.

Changquoc Pagoda, located on the small West Lake Peninsula, is the oldest in Hanoi. It is over 1500 years old.
Changquoc Pagoda, located on the small West Lake Peninsula, is the oldest in Hanoi. It is over 1500 years old.

The World Vipassana Pagoda in Mumbai in India is considered an architectural wonder of the 21st century. The construction of the pagoda took 11 years and was completed in 2008.
The World Vipassana Pagoda in Mumbai in India is considered an architectural wonder of the 21st century. The construction of the pagoda took 11 years and was completed in 2008.

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