Salt Lake Temple
Salt Lake Temple
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The original granite temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Gavin R
Salem, OR2 contributions
Feb 2023 • Business
looked very nice, had so much fun.
felt so holy.
very nice people.
the hotel was nice.
lots of soda yummmmmm
Written 28 November 2023
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Gilles Tremble
4 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
Walking up to its majestic spires and intricate details, I felt a sense of awe and reverence. The surrounding gardens and reflecting pool add to the serenity of the place, making it a perfect spot for quiet contemplation. What struck me most was the atmosphere inside; it's calm and peaceful, a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Whether you're religious or not, the temple's architecture and the sense of tranquility inside make it a must-visit. It's not just a religious site; it's a testament to human craftsmanship and the beauty of spiritual sanctuaries. A visit to the Salt Lake Utah Temple is an experience that lingers, leaving you with a sense of wonder and peace.
Written 9 November 2023
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AmeliavdBerg
Auckland, New Zealand497 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Salt Lake City Temple
Stunning architecture , beautiful walk between the buildings , very informative as there’s heaps of missionaries ready to help and explain the history etc
Written 30 October 2023
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Gary W
Richmond, Australia885 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Walked up to Temple Square on a quiet Sunday morning and viewed the temple, tabernacle, and the church. The temple was under construction and was covered in scaffolding. The church and tabernacle were picturesque with pleasant gardens, lawn and seating areas. There are lots of willing volunteers keen to recruit. Was a bit underwhelmed.
Written 17 September 2023
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BigMerk
Glasgow, UK2,274 contributions
Sep 2022
We were aware of that there were substantial repair works ongoing in Temple Sq, but we hadn’t really expected the Temple to be shrouded in scaffolding and protective wrapping. The general public don’t have access to the Temple in normal circumstances but it’s a great place to photograph outside usually - but not til after 2025!
Written 2 October 2022
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Isabel Janes
2 contributions
Sep 2022
The temple is undergoing extensive renovations and is completely covered in scaffolding. Apparently, the renovation isn't planned to be completed until 2025. The temple is NOT - even when not under construction - accessible to the general public. The tabernacle is next door and is open to the public. They still have regular organ concerts there. Also, there is nearby a visitors center where they have on the second floor a cut away "dollhouse" display of the interior of the temple - which shows how the interior looked..
Written 23 September 2022
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,608 contributions
Sep 2022 • Business
There is a lot of construction. I found the exterior to be quite nice. The interiors of the church complexes to be sterile and cold. The organs were nice. I didn’t talk to any people.
Written 22 September 2022
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Jaskel08
California234 contributions
Jun 2022
The Temple is amazing place and typically a must see destination. The history, cultural significance, and architecture are all of what makes this place so special.

However, I agree with what others wrote. With it covered in scaffolding, at this time there isn’t much to see right now. Also, the Temple itself and the grounds around it are closed as well. Honestly, it’s better to wait a couple years when renovations are completed. If you are still going there, as an alternative, the Tabernacle is still open.
Written 8 September 2022
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D0lphin-girl19
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
It was an amazing experience! The temple is beautiful and a must see! The Library is a must see as well and the museum too! So much to see and its all free!!
Written 20 August 2022
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Erik
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
Major renovation currently, but there is still a lot of historical and architectural stuff to see within walking distance, including a few other historical buildings. You can still see the temple quite well, at the time of my visit (Dec ‘21) the original foundation is totally visible and probably still is? They had viewing windows on the east side and it was fascinating to see. You can also get a great overall view of the temple from the top floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial building next door.

In response to some negative reviews I’ve seen here that are somewhat unrelated to travel, I’ll say that for every person with angsty opinions about this church, there are plenty more who will tell you how beneficial and joyful it is in their lives.

To put it simply, the whole point of the church is establishing and maintaining a relationship with Christ, learning and striving to live after the loving and peaceful example he set (which of course is a life long, imperfect process for all of us humans).

Inside the temple, people simply learn teachings that will help them be Christ-like in their lives and with their spouse, and make special prayerful promises with God that they will do their best to live up to those things. That’s it. Nothing funky, nothing cult, occult, extra terrestrial, etc.

Why the limitations on who can go inside? It’s the same reason why you would limit the people who attend your special, soul searching, heartfelt prayer in the forest, the birth of your child, a special heartfelt moment with your spouse, etc. You don’t dislike people, you’re not trying to exclude anyone, there’s no elitism, and definitely nothing secret or taboo. It’s simply special and sacred, like the above mentioned examples.
Written 22 February 2022
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