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Most Expensive Religious Shrines built around the World

Chion-in Temple, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan- $10 Million



Chion-in Temple, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan- $10 Million
This temple was built in 1234 A.D and is dedicated to Honen, the founder of the Jodo sect of Buddhism, the humble monk fasted to his death in the very same temple. most of the temple integral structures have been destroyed by natural disasters as well as man made disasters. the estimated cost of construction of this temple is around 10 million, but there's always the possibility that it could have been more, hence most of its original buildings have been destroyed.

Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet - $15 Million



Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet - $15 Million
This may be not be temple, but this is a religious shrine, the palace where the dalai lama resides, the potala palace was built in the year 637 A.D.There are more than 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines, and 200,000 statues in the palace.The Construction of this centuries old shrine was around 15 Million according to estimates.

Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China - $20 Million



Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China - $20 Million
Known to be the personal taoist temple of Emperor YongLe of the Ming Dynasty, it was built during the 15th century (i,e) during the rule of the Ming Dynasty. Its architecture is quite remarkable, built on three levels of marble base. Everything that represents Heaven is circular and rises high above the ground. To the ground, the elements of the Earth are represented in rectangular shapes.The construction of this heavenly Shrine was estimated at about 20 Million.

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand - 22 Million



Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand - 22 Million
This modern day Buddhist temple is yet to complete its construction,hence it is believed that construction will go on for another 90 years or so, the first construction of this beautiful temple began in 1996 and since then 22 million have been spent in the process so far and after the completion it's expected that this will stand as the worlds most expensive temple..

Srirangam Temple, Tiruchirapalli, India - 22 Million



Srirangam Temple, Tiruchirapalli, India - 22 Million
It's one of the largest functioning Hindu temples in the world. The cost of this temple might be less, but the hidden treasures behind the massive wall of this ancient building is what that makes it expensive.

Prambanan, Java, Indonesia - $50 Milllion



Prambanan, Java, Indonesia - $50 Milllion
This is the oldest Hindu temple in all of Indonesia built in 850 A.D.The walls inside the temple are carved with the spectacular tales of the Ramayan legends and other such tales. Considering the amount of stone that was carried to the site and the mastery of the thousands of bass-reliefs, Prambanan Temple is estimated to have cost well over $50 million to complete

Angkor Wat, Cambodia - 50 Million



Angkor Wat, Cambodia - 50 Million
This is one of the largest religious building in the history of mankind and has been used a favorite shooting sight for numerous movies and has been the inspiration for many novels, Built in the early beginning of the 12th century , its the oldest building in Cambodia. Its harmonious design rivals ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Its estimated cost is about 50 Million.

Borobudur, Java, Indonesia - $70 Milllion



Borobudur, Java, Indonesia - $70 Milllion
Discovered in the 19th century by the German occupying forces in indonesia, no one knows the exact purpose of this building or why was it built for. Researchers believe that Borobudur is a huge Buddhism manual because its engravings tell the story of Buddha’s life and his teachings. How ever t value of this colossal structure is estimated at 70 million.

Golden Temple, Punjab, India - $100 Million



Golden Temple, Punjab, India - $100 Million
Harmandir Sahib, literally meaning The Temple of God, is commonly known as the Golden Temple in Punjab, India. It's often considered as one of the most sacred places in the sikh religion. the construction of this spectacular temple began in the early 16th century and was completed in 1604.The temple is decorated in marble sculptures, is plated in 1,753 pounds of pure 24-carat gold, and covered in gems. This amazing religious shrine is worthed at 100 millon.

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Burma - $2.4 Billion



Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Burma - $2.4 Billion
According to legend the temple was built some 2500 years ago , but archaeologists estimate that the temple was built around some where in between 6th and 10th century A.D. The Gold temple is actually plated in gold ,same as the Indian golden temple. In 15th century A.D the queen of Mon, donated gold to the temple ,respective to her own body mass, and since on most people visiting the holy shrine, have always brought golden objects such as golden leaves as donation to the scared temple. Th temple hosts one of the most holiest relics in the world of Buddha , that is the "Eight of Buddha’s hairs". The Pagoda is covered in 60 tonnes of gold, which is estimated at 2.4 Billion making it more expensive than the tallest modern day marvel.
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