The UNESCO World Heritage List consists of several ancient Hindu Temples and sites. Here are the Hindu sacred sites and monuments in the UNESCO List:
Prambanan Temple Compounds in
– The 10th century Indonesia is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are also temples dedicated to Lord Brahma and Vishnu and to the vehicles of the Trimurtis. The highlight of the temple is the Illustrations from Ramayana. Prambanan Temple
in Angkor Wat Temple – The largest Hindu temple in the world was built during the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. Cambodia , the Angkor Wat Temple and the countless sculptural decorations are part of the Bayon Temple . Angkor Archaeological Park
Valley in Katmandu – It consist of the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka ( Nepal Kathmandu), Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist Stupas of Swayambhu and Bauddhanath, and the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan. of Polonnaruwa in Ancient City – Sri Lanka built by Cholas during the 11th and 12th century is dotted with Hindu temples and deities. The architecture of the Hindu temples had a greater influence on the Buddhist temples in the region. Temples in Ellora Caves – The 34 monasteries and temples at Ellora dating from A.D. 600 to 1000 are dedicated to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. India
at Konark in Sun Temple – This majestic representation of Surya's chariot was built in the 13th century. India
in Elephanta Caves – Rock Art linked to Lord Shiva on an island in the India near Mumbai. Sea of Oman
at Pattadakal – The 7th and 8th century Chalukya temples includes the famous Temples and an impressive array of eight temples. Virupaksha Temple
Prambanan Temple Compounds in
Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape in Laos – Envisioned by the rulers of Khmer Empire, the Champasak cultural landscape, including the Vat Phou Temple complex, was shaped to express the Hindu vision of the relationship between nature and humanity, using an axis from mountain top to river bank to lay out a geometric pattern of temples, shrines and waterworks extending over some 10 km.
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram in India – The seventh and eighth century Pallava monuments are noted for the temples in the form of chariots, cave sanctuaries, the famous ‘Descent of the Ganges’ and the thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva.
Monuments in Hampi in
– These inspiring monuments of the great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagara were built between 14th and 16th centuries. India
Khajuraho Temples in
– Built in the 9th and 10th century by the Chandella Dynasty the temples are noted for its sculptures that are among the greatest masterpieces of temple sculptures in ancient India . India
Great Living Chola Temples in Tamil Nadu, India - The 11th century Brihadisvara temple of Thanjavur, the 11th century Temple of Gangaikondacholisvaram and the 12th century Airavatesvara temple at Darasuram. A testimony of Chola architecture, sculpture, painting, and bronze casting.