Temples are places for meditation, contemplation, adoration, and worship. Many are associated with particular religions which simply refer to their “churches” as temples. It may be surprising that there are so many “temples” around the world.
This particular post features, surprisingly enough, temples which can be found in the United States.
Temple of Music, Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island, USA — This “temple” is designed to serve as an outdoor venue for music concerts. Its location is a tranquil respite from the city and even from more crowded parts of the park.
Mormon Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA — The nexus of the Mormon religion is on this square in the center of Salt Lake City.
Byodo-In Temple, Honolulu, Hawaii — This temple is a duplicate of a similar spiritual place in Japan.