For the curious travellers who love to visit the worlds greatest historical sites and cultural places, Asia held an amazing number of places to be visit. Thanks to Asia’s diverse cultures, today there are many historical sites standing still and keeping the stories of the past along with its existence.
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Angkor is a major Southeast Asian archaeological site. It is composed of the remains of the capital of the Khmer Empire, dating from the 9th to the 15th century. The Angkor site especially includes the famous temple of Angkor Wat, the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom, and the jungle-invaded Ta Phrom temple.
Ta Prohm temple
The Borobudur temple is a large Buddhist temple from the 8th and 9th centuries. Situated in central Java, it is famous for its pyramidal shape and numerous stupas arranged in concentric circles, surrounded by finely carved outer walls with numerous statues of Buddha.
Prambanan Temple Compounds
The Prambanan temple is a large hindu temple built in the 10th century in central Java. The three main temples in the center of the complex are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma, and decorated with depictions of the Ramayana.
Composed of five rice terraces, water temples including the famous Pura Ulun Danu Batan temple and canals, the egalitarian Subak water management system originates from the 9th century. Proving very effective for rice farming, this water system is the manifestation of the philosophical concept of Tri Hita Karana, that assembles the world of men, spirits and nature.
Jatiluwah Rice Terraces
Pura Ulun Danu Batan temple in Bedugul
Town of Luang Prabang
The ancient capital of the old Kingdom of Laos, Luang Prabang is a town that gathers traditional Lao architecture and French colonial buildings from the 19th and 20th century in a remarkably well-preserved blend of European and Asian cultures..
Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca
Developed in the past centuries as points of exchange between Western and Eastern civilizations, the historic cities of Malacca and Georgetown are beautiful remnants of multicultural heritage on the Straits of Malacca.
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Baroque Churches of the Philippines
The four baroque Roman Catholic Churches were constructed under in the Philippines Spanish rule between the 16th and 18th century. These churches were built in Manila, Santa Maria, Paoay and Miag-ao but they collectively demonstrate a reinterpretation by Chinese and Filipino craftsmen of European Baroque architecture and decoration.
Church of the Immaculate Conception of San Agustín, Intramuros, Manila
Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion, Santa Maria
Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva, Miag-ao
Church of San Agustín, Paoay
Historic Town of Vigan
The town of Vigan is the archetype of Spanish colonial urban planing and architecture in the Philippines. Founded in the 16th century, the Historic Town of Vigan hosts many of well preserved European-style buildings, making it an unequaled cultural jewel in Southeast Asia.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a European-style botanic garden of tropical plants, created under British rule in 1859. Since then, it has been a landmark for the Singaporean history and culture, with a significant importance for conservation, science and education.
Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
Sukhothai was the first capital of the Kingdom of Siam, in the 13th and 14th centuries. The remaining monuments present how various influences and traditions were assimilated in the “Sukhothai style” by the Siamese people to create a distinct culture.
Hoi An Ancient Town
The commercial activity of the port of Hoi An made it an important trade center from the 15th to the 19th century. Local and foreign traders have left their marks with numerous buildings that make up an exceptionally well-preserved ancient town with diverse influences.