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The 10 Most Beautiful Latter-day Saint Temples

The 10 Most Beautiful Latter-day Saint Temples

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has arguably the most beautiful temples in the world. The first temple was built in the 19th century. Although they are all relatively new structures in comparison to historic temples around the world, they hold true to the architecture, history, and beauty of their respective lands. 

Here is a list of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

(Honorable Mention) Okinawa, Japan 

Okinawa’s temple holds true to traditional Japanese architecture and stuns with its deep, contrasting colors.

Okinawa Japan Temple

Okinawa Japan Temple

#10. Durban, South Africa 

South Africa’s temple caught my eye due to its unique shape and accents. It compliments its surroundings perfectly and is simple, yet beautiful. 

Durban South Africa Temple

Durban South Africa Temple

#9. Logan, Utah 

Logan, Utah’s temple is timeless and unique. It breaks the mold of most Utah temples built in all white, with its brick detail and castle-like feel.

Logan Utah Temple

Logan Utah Temple

#8. Washington D.C. 

The White House (of The Lord). Need I say more?

Washington DC Temple

Washington DC Temple

#7. Bangkok, Thailand 

I love how Bangkok’s temple starkly contrasts the colors of the busy city. It stands alone and doesn’t compromise its bold beauty by trying to fit in with the style of the surrounding buildings. This temple is a perfect example of being in the world, but not of the world.

Bangkok Thailand Temple

Bangkok Thailand Temple

#6. Provo City Center, Utah 

Provo City Center’s temple is something straight out of a fairytale. The picturesque surroundings add a natural beauty to, yet another, timeless structure in Utah.

Provo City Center Utah Temple

Provo City Center Utah Temple

#5. Portland, Oregon 

Portland, Oregon’s temple has been the most comparable structure to Italian cathedrals in the western region of the United States. It is effortlessly stunning.

Portland Oregon Temple

Portland Oregon Temple

#4. San Diego, California 

San Diego’s double steeple and perfect symmetry is unique and grandiose, leaving anyone who visits awestruck.

San Diego California Temple

San Diego California Temple

#3. Tucson, Arizona 

Tucson’s temple is not very well-known, but catches us by surprise with its beautiful dome and surrounding scenery native to the region.

Tucson Arizona Temple

Tucson Arizona Temple

#2. Laie, Hawaii 

Hawaii is one of the most breathtaking destinations in the world, it only makes sense that their temple and its landscape is just as breathtaking.

Laie Hawaii Temple

Laie Hawaii Temple

#1. Tijuana, Mexico 

The temple located in Tijuana is the most beautiful temple in the world. Hawaii’s land is just as beautiful, but Mexico’s temple is just a bit more magnificent. The arches are comparable to those of cathedrals in Spain, and classic Mexican architecture. The trees, greenery, and brick walkways are true to the beauty of Mexico and add the details needed to take home the title of ‘Most Beautiful Temple’.

Tijuana Mexico Temple

Tijuana Mexico Temple

Ranking the beauty of temples is an impossible and subjective task, but we tried it anyway. What is the most beautiful temple in your opinion? Let us know in the comments below.

Brenda Vincent

Thursday 28th of March 2024

Laie, Hawaii Temple is the most beautiful to me. Followed by Salt Lake City and the Manti Temple. All temples are beautiful but these 3 have special experiences to me and my family. The Jordon Temple and Provo Temple also hold special and beautiful memories of special experiences.

Lincoln Harvey

Wednesday 27th of March 2024

The style of the Tijuana Temple is exquisite. A compliment to the people of Mexico

Barbara McKown

Wednesday 27th of March 2024

I was very happy to see the Portland Oregon temple made your top 10. I am privileged to serve as an ordinance worker within that sacred and beautiful temple.

James Zundel

Tuesday 26th of March 2024

Bountiful temple's one of my favorites!

Melca

Wednesday 20th of March 2024

What a great article!