5 Most Striking Sacred Pagoda and Temples in Asia

Asia is so diverse in culture. Every country you visit is full of striking landscape and culture treasures. These are just five of the most seducing sites, also known as sacred destinations for local that you should visit.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

The most remarkable wonder of Cambodia, Angkor Wat is on the top list for any visit to this tropical country. For local people, Angkor remains an important site for both Hinduism and Buddhism as it carries a rich history of over 1000 years, exposing not only imposing architect but also religion lessons. Plan your sunrise and sunset by different gate of Angkor; listen to the wind sneaking through the awesome temples… you will make your travel to Cambodia impressive.

Temples of Bagan, Myanmar

The plains of Bagan is covered by over 2,200 Buddhist temples dating back to 11th centry. This popular tourist attraction offers a nostagic travel as visitors will be overwhelmed by the

Boudhanath, Nepal

Just outside Kathmandu, Boudhanath is a pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists and one of the largest stupas in the world. Surrounded by bright streams of Tibetan prayer flags, the stupas have four pairs of eyes painted onto the sides overlooking the 50 monasteries that surround the site.

Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan

Perched on the side of mountain, the Tiger’s Nest temple complex is a striking and memorable sight, especially after the three-hour hike it takes to reach it. Overlooking Bhutan’s Paro Valley of blue pine trees from a height over 3,000ft, the temple is named after the 8th-century legend in which Guru Rinpoche flew to the spot on the back of a tigress to defeat a demon, after which he meditated at the temple site for three months.

Borobudur, Indonesia

One of the most dazzling sunrises in the world can be witnessed from the temple of Borobudur on the island of Java. This ancient temple — the largest Buddhist temple in the world – was built in the 9th century and has seven stories assembled in a pyramid structure. The top tiers are covered in stupas each housing a statue of the Buddha. Surrounding the temple are volcanoes and forests, creating a suitably dramatic setting for the sublime violet-hued sunrise.

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