You most impressive temples of the world are in Asia. So, know all the details of the most coveted destinations on the continent.

THE Asia It is the largest and most populous continent on earth. Therefore, the territory is formed by diverse cultures, identities and fabulous scenarios that attract tourists from all over the world. Furthermore, it is in the region that some of the palaces and most impressive temples of the world.

Built for religious purposes related to the Buddhism, Hinduism and other Asian religions, these constructions became symbols. And as a result, today they are one of the main postcards of the continent.

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Therefore, we separate the most impressive temples in the world, distributed in different parts of the Asian continent.

Awesome temples to visit in Asia

Angkor Wat – Cambodia

Built in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II, the impressive Angkor Wat , Siem Reap – Cambodia, was almost elected as one of the seven wonders of the world. The temple is located within the Angkor Archaeological Park. National symbol and main tourist destination of the Cambodia, The Temple it is still the largest religious structure in the world.

1. Angkor Wat Temple - Cambodia

1. Photo: sharonang / Pixabay

Wat Phra Kaew – Thailand

Wat Phra Kaew is in Bangkok and is the most important temple in Thailand, the site serves as the exclusive meditation shrine of the Thai royal family and, surprisingly, is the only one in the country that does not have monks.

2. Wat Phra Kaew Temple - Thailand

2. Photo: PredragKezic / Pixabay

Temple of Heaven – China

South of Beijing, the temple of heaven It is the largest temple complex in China, and was built in 1420, during the Ming Dynasty. With 30 meters in diameter and 38 meters in height, the construction is one of the most beautiful and symbolic in the Chinese capital.

3. Temple of Heaven - China

3. Photo: gyosimon / Pixabay

Gawdawpalin – Myanmar

Gawdapalin it is a Budhist temple located in Bagan, Myanmar. The construction was initiated by King Narapatisithu but was only completed by his son Htilominio. As a result, today it is one of the largest temples in Old Bagan.

4. Gawdawpalin Temple - Myanmar

4. Photo: Go-Myanmar / Wikimedia Commons

Borobudur – Indonesia

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temple is located in Indonesia and is one of the oldest in the world, as it was built in the first century.

5. Borobudur Temple - Indonesia

5. Photo: Joseph82 / Wikimedia Commons

Batu Caves – Malaysia

A rock about 13 km long forms a series of caves in Malaysia. About 400 million years old, the Batu Caves are a set of gigantic caves located in the Kuala Lumpur region. In addition, the best known of them, called the Cathedral Cave, served as a shelter for Hindu shrines.

6. Batu Caves Temple - Malaysia

6. Photo: SankerG / Pixabay

Prambanan – Indonesia

Built around 850 AD, the Prambanan temple complex is one of the greatest Hindu legacies in Indonesia. The temple is 47 meters high and represents the triumph of religion in the country.

7. Prambanan Temple - Indonesia

7. Photo: bonjours / Pixabay

Takshang Monastery – Bhutan

Built more than 3,120 meters high, Takshang Monastery is also one of the most beautiful and impressive buildings in the world.

8; Takshang Monastery Temple - Bhutan

8. Photo: jboots / Pixabay

White Temple – Thailand

The White Temple is located in the province of Chiang Rau and is undeniably considered a Thai masterpiece. Built by Chalermchai Kositpipat, a folk artist who dedicated 10 years of his life to completing the construction in the name of Buddha, it is a very modern project, built entirely from white materials, plus rich decoration with small pieces of mirrored glass.

9. White Temple - Thailand

9. Photo: adissapong / Pixabay

Golden Pavilion – Japan

Lastly, Kyoto is filled with beautiful shrines and temples. And what stands out the most is Kinkaju-ji or “Golden Pavilion”. Incidentally, the Buddhist temple has recently become one of the most visited places in Japan.

10. Golden Pavilion Temple - Japan

10. Photo: zitarzheng / Pixabay

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