Historical Places Built for Love

KUPASONLINE.COM — There is no power on earth that can match the power of love. In the name of love, anything can happen, even things that look very impossible though. Even though sometimes love often makes people lose their minds, without love life will only feel empty, without color, without taste.

Here are presented some historical tourist attractions that were built because of love, a highest offering for beloved couples.

1. Prambanan Temple, Indonesia
Who doesn’t know the story of the famous Roro Jonggrang? It is said that Bandung Bondowoso was willing to build a thousand temples in one night as a requirement to propose to Roro Jonggrang. Unfortunately, while building the last temple, Bandung Bondowoso ran out of time due to a clever ploy by Roro Jonggrang. Angry because his love was toyed with, Bandung Bondowoso cursed Roro Jonggrang to become a stone statue to complete the thousandth temple.

2. Plaosan Temple, Indonesia

Located not far from Prambanan Temple, Plaosan Temple is a Buddhist temple built by Rakai Pikatan for his beloved wife, Pramodyawardhani. Plaosan Temple is proof that differences in beliefs are not an obstacle to staying together. Rakai Pikatan who adheres to Hinduism voluntarily built a magnificent Buddhist temple complex as proof of his love for his Buddhist wife.

3.Taj Mahal, India

Actually the Taj Mahal is not a mosque, but a tomb specially dedicated by the Mughal Shah Jahan, the fifth king of the Mogul dynasty to his beloved wife. The wife named Mumtaz Mahal died after giving birth to her 14th daughter. The Taj Mahal is recorded as the grandest building in history because it is filled with various precious stones, such as diamonds, crystals, topaz, jed, to patchouli.

4. Kodai-Ji Temple, Japan

Kodai-Ji Temple was built by Kita-no-Mandokoro who felt sad after being abandoned by her husband in 1598, Toyotomi Hideyoshi who is known as the figure who unified Japan. Feeling a great loss, Kita-no-Mandokoro then built this Buddhist temple and became a nun until she died in 1624.

5. Boldt Castle, USA

Boldt Castle is a palace complex built by George C. Boldt for his beloved wife, Louise. The plan is that there will be 11 palaces on a private island belonging to the Boldt family. But unfortunately, the construction was not finished yet, Louise died and made Boldt very devastated. Boldt then decided to stop building the 11 palaces and leave the island. Now Bold Castle is often used as a wedding venue.

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