Fortunately, these pioneers left a rich heritage which gives tourists today insight into these admirable traits. Utah is full of Mormon historic and cultural sites which continue to fascinate and inspire visitors more than 150 years after Brigham Young declared "This is the place."
Currently the world wide strength of Mormons is 14 million and out of this around 50% live outside the US. In India the Mormon community is around 7500. Out of this approx. 5300 live in Coimbatore,Chennai & Visakapatnam. I was amazed to note that Mormons live in Coimbatore too. So I did a web search and saw a photo of the Mormon church in Coimbatore and surprisingly it is situated on Trichy Road, Ramanathapuram and I have driven past this church so many times. It is in fact a fairly large building and the unique architecture stands out.
On day 2 at Salt Lake city our first trip was to Temple Square where we visited some of the significant Mormon monuments:
|Mormons are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Satue of Jesus Christ in the Visitors Centre|
|We were fortunate to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performing during our visit - 360 member all volunteer choir both men and women|
The Assembly Hall: The most ornate and colorful building on Temple Square. Built in 1877, the Assembly Hall is used today for free weekend concerts featuring local and international artists
|Exquisite stained glass windows inside the Assembly Hall|
|The Salt Lake Temple Grounds|
The Conference Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints contains a 21,000-seat auditorium and an 850-seat theater.
|A guided tour on the terrace of the Mormon Conference Hall|
|A water fountain atop the Conference Hall|
|View of the Salt Lake Temple & Tabernacle from atop the Conference Hall|