18 astonishing places of worship from around the world

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Religion involves some pretty grandiose ideas.

It should only make sense the structures that house those beliefs are equally magnificent.

Here are some of the most awe-inspiring places people visit to worship:

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Central Asia,  Hazrat Sultan Mosque

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 Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Night view of the Kul Sharif  Mosque in Kazan Kremlin

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Interior of the Sultanahmet Camii

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Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) in Amritsar, Punjab, India

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 Temple of Heaven park in Beijing China

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Taktsang Palphug Monastery. Located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley, in Bhutan.

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Las Lajas Sanctuary, Colombia

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rock-cut churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia

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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, in Neasden, London

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Basilica Sagrada Familia  

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 St. Basil's Cathedral

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the Lotus Tempel in the city of New Delhi in India

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Interior of Notre Dame Basilica. The dramatic 19th century basilica is located in Montreal, Canada.

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Hallgrim's Church

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Prang Temple Wat asokaram of Samutprakarn Province Thailand

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Beautiful ornate white temple located in Chiang Rai northern Thailand. Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), is a contemporary unconventional Buddhist temple.Buddhist and Hindu motifs.

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Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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