Hindu temples are very ornate, with intricate carvings telling stories from Hinduism.
And south Indian-tradition inspired temples have tall structures at the entrance or entrances. Called gopuram, they are tall and located at the entrance or entrances and easily are the most visible structure of the temple from the outside. The gopurams also have intricate figures carved to depict the various stories.
Here is the gopuram of the Mariamman Temple in the central Sri Lankan town of Matale. This temple was built about 150 years ago. Its gopuram is 33 meters tall (about 110 feet).