1. Religion & Spirituality
Send to a Friend via Email

Discuss in my forum

Amazing Replica of Salt Lake Temple

By June 5, 2010

Follow me on:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has an amazing new exhibit of a scaled model of the Salt Lake Temple. The south and east walls of the temple replica have been cut away to reveal many of the rooms, hallways, and even stairwells in the temple. Some of the rooms shown include the baptistery, assembly hall (where the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles meet), and other beautiful ordinance rooms.

This scaled model of the Salt Lake Temple is 88 inches tall, weighs over 600 lbs, and is located in the South Visitors' Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The model is placed near a window in the Visitors' Center where viewers can see the actual Salt Lake Temple to the north.

See amazing pictures, read more about the Salt Lake Temple replica, and even watch a video in the LDS Newsroom. There's also a Salt Lake Temple Model Fact Sheet with interesting information on the building of the model, including additional pictures and even some audio recordings.

Although I've personally been to the Salt Lake Temple and have performed varied ordinances in this sacred building, I have never grasped how the inside of the temple was actually laid out, or where exactly in the building I was at. I'm extremely excited to see the Salt Lake Temple's replica and can't wait to plan a special trip to Temple Square specifically to see it.

Learn more about temples including why temples are important and who can be married in a temple. Thanks to LDS Media Talk for the notice of this amazing scaled model of the Salt Lake Temple.
June 7, 2010 at 10:25 pm
(1) Sharon says:

I am going to make a point of visiting this replica one day! It is not always easy to get to Temple Square from my home in Southern California, but I’m planning a trip to Utah next year for sure!

Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.