5 of the most beautiful temples in Asia
Being the birthplace of many religions, Asia has always drawn travelers with its diverse culture, majestic architecture and places of power. Let's take a look at 5 mind-blowing temples located in Asia.
#1 Borobudur, Indonesia
Built in the 800s, this colossal complex remained abandoned for several centuries. It was rediscovered only in the 19th century.
#2 Wat Rong Khun, Thailand
The White Temple is a privately owned building designed by a Thai visual artist. Some of its parts are still unfinished, and the works are expected to take another 50 years to complete.
#3 Ranganathaswamy Temple, India
This brightly colored temple compound is the largest functioning Hindu temple on the planet. A Hindu festival held there in December attracts more than 1 million visitors every year.
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#4 Paro Takstang, Bhutan
The only way one can get to this sacred site in the Himalayas is by riding a horse or on foot. It's rightfully considered one of the greatest architectural gems of Asia.
#5 Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Myanmar
This 10th-century structure was destroyed and rebuilt multiple times. Today's stupa is 114 meters (374 ft) tall, being one of the tallest pagodas in the country.
If you're fascinated by the Asian culture, try to answer these trivia questions:
- In which of the South East Asian countries listed is 'Gorga' a form of artistic decoration?
- Which of these is typically used for eating in East Asia?
- As of 2020 how many countries are in Asia?
Did you like these Asian temples? Would you like to visit any of these places one day? Or have you already seen them with your own eyes?
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