SACRED WORSHIP SITES AROUND THE WORLD; Zoe Denenberg; Getty Images

China – Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing

Sagrada Familia, Roussanou Monastery, and Angkor Wat. These worship sites may represent a variety of faiths, but they are all revered as architectural masterpieces.

From mosques to temples to cathedrals, explore some of the world’s most stunning religious destinations.

NASR AL-MULK MOSQUE, SHIRAZ, IRAN

The “pink mosque” is known for its intricate patterns, colorful details and stunning stained glass windows. Click and drag the image above to explore the mosque in 360 degrees.

CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION, KIZHI ISLAND, RUSSIA

The 22-domed Transfiguration Church is the focal point of the Kizhi Pogost, part of the national open-air museum of Russia’s Kizhi Island. The construction of the wooden structure began in 1714 and the spectacular church is said to have been built without a single nail.

WAT RONG KHUN, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

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