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10 Asian Temples You Should Definitely Visit At Least Once In Your Life

These beautiful and sacred temples will lead you into countless spiritual spiritual stories that have a meaningful historical value from thousands of generations.

Asia - the largest and most populous continent in the world, is also the origin of the world's largest religions. Therefore, we are not surprised that there are hundreds of thousands of sacred temples with different sizes, architectural styles, and worship different gods. Among them, there are temples that are considered to be the most sacred, the pinnacle of architecture or conceal unique cultural and historical features. Take a look at the 10 most impressive temples in Asia that perhaps any tourist wishes to visit here at least once in a lifetime.
10. Thatbyinnyu Temple, Bagan, Myanmar
Bagan is the land of hundreds of thousands of beautiful temples. Among them, the most outstanding is the Thatbyinnyu built in the 12th century when King Alaungsithu ruled the country. The two-story pagoda has an asymmetrical shape. And the most surprising thing is when you step inside, the giant Buddha image will overwhelm visitors.

9. Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India
Although not an ancient temple, Hoa Sen Temple is always loved by Indians and tourists because of its impressive architecture. Even thanks to this architecture, the temple is always on the list of the most beautiful and unique works in the world. Lotus Temple welcomes people from all religions to visit and worship.

8. Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Wat Rong Khun or White Temple is one of the most famous temples in Thailand and broader than Asia. Although it has been extremely attractive to visitors, Wat Rong Khun is still under construction and it is estimated that it will be completed in 2070. The white color of Wat Rong Khun stands out among the vast blue sky, along with With surreal and vivid architectural miniatures, all make an unforgettable impression for visitors to visit here.

7. Gawdawpalin Temple, Bagan, Myanmar
Another famous temple of Bagan also appears on this list is Gawdawpaling. Built from the 12th century to the 13th century, but until now this is still a place that Buddhists revere and worship. The ancient lines and tall tower stand out from the surrounding smaller temples, all of which make Gawdawpaling particularly memorable to the tourists. And you should definitely see the temple in the sunset to feel the full beauty of Bagan as if you were lost in the past.

6. Thien Dan, Beijing, China
Thien Dan means Heaven worship, this is a complex of temples in the southeastern city of Beijing. Built in the 13th century, this is a great work of high cultural value, ranked by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage.

5. Sri Ranganathaswamy, Srirangam, India
Sri Ranganathaswamy is one of the most unique temples we have ever seen, typical for the Dravidian style. In December and January, the annual festival is held here and attracts over 1 million worshipers.

4. Fushimi Inari Taisha, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Fushimi Inari-taisha is the main temple in a system of 32,000 Inari gods across Japan. Built between the 8th and 9th centuries, the temple is located on a hill overlooking the city. Located at the foot of Inari Mountain, at an altitude of 233m above sea level, the path to the temple is a system of many trails that lasts about 4km and takes about 2 hours to go up. Along the trails are small temples and many characteristic torii gates scattered.

3. Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar
Myanmar is the country of sacred Buddhist temples, so Shwedagon is the third name of this country to appear on the list.
Shwedagon Pagoda or Golden Temple is considered the most sacred temple for Myanmar people. There are preserved sacred treasures for Buddhists, that is eight hair of Shakyamuni Buddha. The pagoda's gold inlaid stupa is 98 meters high on the top with 5,448 diamonds and 2,317 rubies, on top is a diamond bud attached with a 76 carat diamond (15g). The temple is located on Singuttara hill, from here, you can see the whole city of Yangon.

2. Borobudur, Java, Indonesia
Borobudur, Barabodur or Ba La Phu is a 9th century Buddhist temple located in Magelang, central Java. This is one of the temples as well as the largest Buddhist monument in the world.
The temple has 9 floors, stacked consisting of six square, three round and the top is a round roof. It is decorated with 2,672 embossed relief plates and 504 Buddha statues. The top dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each is placed in a suit.

 1. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat is a complex of Hindu temples in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world, covering 162.6 hectares. It was originally built as a Hindu temple of the Khmer Empire, and gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple by the end of the 12th century.

Khmer King Suryavarman II built Angkor Wat at the beginning of the 12th century in Yaśodharapura - the capital of the Khmer Empire as his temple and tomb. Different from the Shaiva tradition (worshiping Shiva) of the previous kings, Angkor Wat worshiped Vishnu. The best preserved in the area, Angkor Wat is the only temple to retain its religious center. The temple is the pinnacle of Khmer architectural style and now a symbol of Cambodia, it even appears on the country's flag.

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