10 Pictures of the Payson Temple You Haven’t Seen (probably)
Feature photo can be found here: Payson Temple – The Work Begins by Tausha Coates
The Payson Utah Temple was dedicated just over three years ago. Can you believe it’s been that long? While much of the land is currently being developed for housing, at the time it was built it was surrounded by fruit orchards and alfalfa fields. The temple quietly and subtly reflects the land and its people – from the color pallet of cream, light burgundy and light green, to the stunning art glass windows.
The temple has an apple blossom motif, a nod to the rich tradition of apple trees in nearby Santaquin and other parts of Utah County. Locally made glass artwork throughout the temple features the blossoms. Other distinctive features include sapele wood harvested in Africa and creama marble and emperador light marble quarried in Spain.
The celestial room is spacious, with six main chandeliers, a white ceiling with gold trim and glass artwork of apple blossoms. It includes six large couches and 56 additional seats. The temple has seven sealing rooms, including three large rooms that each have capacity for 70 guests.
The Payson Temple serves approximately 93,000 Latter-day Saints living in 27 stakes from Mapleton to Nephi and Delta.
Before we share a few photos with you, here are a few facts that you probably didn’t know about the Payson Temple:
- It was the 15th temple built in Utah and the 149th temple in the world.
- It is the 10th largest temple in the Church (the top three are the Salt Lake, Los Angeles, and Washington DC temples)
- The flowers on the stained glass start as buds. But as you go higher up in the temple, they bloom and blossom.
- The local Payson apple orchards are represented by the foliage found on the stained glass windows.
Payson Temple – He Remembers The One by Tausha Coates
Payson Temple – Lasting Luster by Lance Bertola
Payson Temple – Timpanogos Sunset by Rory Wallwork
Payson Temple – Sunset and Roses by Tausha Coates
Payson Temple – Colors of Autumn by Tausha Coates
Payson Temple – Heavenly Peace by Tausha Coates
Payson Temple – Reflecting Pool Twilight by Rory Wallwork
Payson Temple – September Sunset by Tausha Coates
Payson Temple – Fountain by Alan Fullmer
Payson Temple – Golden Valley Panoramic by Taylor Yardley
All of these beautiful Payson Temple pictures are available for purchase. You can find photo prints, canvas wraps, and framed photos in a large variety of sizes. If one of these above pictures caught your eye, just click on it!