The most beautiful sights of Asia

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Petr Liška
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The most beautiful sights of Asia
Inserted: 30.03.2018
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Asia is a continent amazingly rich in monuments. Over the ages, many great empires, cultures and religions have been replaced. Come and see the most beautiful monuments of the largest continent in the world.

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Boudhanath stupa

The Most Holy Buddhist Temple in Kathmandu

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| Altitude: 1 360 m / 4 462 ft

One of the most interesting places in the entire Kathmandu Basin is the Boudhanath Stupa. Stupa is located in… continue reading

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Erdene Zuu Monastery

One of the most important monuments of Mongolia

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| Altitude: 1 462 m / 4 797 ft

The Buddhist Erdene Zuu Monastery (probably the oldest in Mongolia) was founded at the end of the 16th… continue reading

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Hawa Mahal Palace

The jewel in Jaipur

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| Altitude: 443 m / 1 453 ft

Hawa Mahal Palace is one of India's most famous buildings. You will find it in the „Pink City“ of Jaipur, the… continue reading

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Thiksey Gompa Monastery

The most famous monastery in Ladakh

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| Altitude: 3 312 m / 10 866 ft

Ladakh is renowned for its beautiful Buddhist monasteries. Probably the most well-known and the most visited… continue reading

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Mogao Caves

Caves of the Thousand Buddhas

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| Altitude: 1 334 m / 4 377 ft

Mogao Caves served as a religious and cultural center on a Silk Road, just a few miles away from the Dunhuang… continue reading

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Persepolis

The capital of the Persian Empire

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| Altitude: 1 634 m / 5 361 ft

A short distance from the large city of Shiraz lies the former center of the mighty Persian Empire and the… continue reading

25.
Terracotta Army (兵馬俑)

More than eight thousand statues, more than eight

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| Altitude: 887 m / 2 910 ft

The Terracotta Army was created by the Emperor Qin as part of his posthumous mausoleum. Chin had reached the… continue reading

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Ani

The former capital of Armenia

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| Altitude: 1 467 m / 4 813 ft

Directly on the Turkish-Armenian border lies the ruins of the former mighty capital of the Armenian kingdom… continue reading

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Ishak Pasha Palace

Beautiful palace at the end of Turkey

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| Altitude: 1 926 m / 6 319 ft

At the very eastern end of Turkey, just a few kilometers from Iran, the well-preserved Ottoman Palace Ishak… continue reading

22.
The Dome of the Rock

The most remarkable monument of Jerusalem

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| Altitude: 745 m / 2 444 ft

The Dome of the Rock is a Muslim sanctuary located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It is the third most… continue reading

21.
Kok Gumbaz Mosque

The most famous building in Bukhara

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| Altitude: 629 m / 2 064 ft

Kok Gumbaz Mosque is one of the most famous monuments in the famous city in Silk Road – Buchara. Right next… continue reading

20.
Shwedagon Pagoda

Golden Pagoda

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| Altitude: 66 m / 217 ft

The Shwedagon Pagoda is known under the very apt name of the Golden Pagoda. It is truly adorned with true… continue reading

19.
Jama Masjid

The most important mosque in India

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| Altitude: 220 m / 722 ft

One of the most beautiful Mughal era mosques is located right in the center of historic Delhi. It is Jama… continue reading

18.
Wat Phra Kaew

Thai holiest Thai temple

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| Altitude: 8 m / 26 ft

Wat Phra Kaew is located in the heart of Bangkok, in the area of the Great Royal Palace. In its essence, it… continue reading

17.
Golden Temple

The centerpiece of the world for Sikhs

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| Altitude: 233 m / 764 ft

The Golden Temple in Amritsar is the most sacred building for the Sikh religion. It is located at the west… continue reading

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Hagia Sofia

The former largest cathedral of the world

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| Altitude: 49 m / 161 ft

Hagia Sofia – The Temple of God's Wisdom was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years.… continue reading

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Humayun's tomb

The most beautiful tomb in Delhi

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| Altitude: 218 m / 715 ft

The most beautiful buildings in Delhi is the monumental Humayun's tomb. Outside, you will find two more… continue reading

14.
Imam's mosque

The most beautiful mosque in Iran

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| Altitude: 1 577 m / 5 174 ft

The most beautiful building in Esfahan and the largest dominant of the vast Imam Square is the Imam Mosque … continue reading

13.
Chongsheng Temple

Temple of three pagodas

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| Altitude: 2 092 m / 6 864 ft

Chongseng Temple (2 150m above sea level) is a truly monumental pavilion. The length is almost two kilometers… continue reading

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Cave temples of Dambulla

Thousands of Buddhas in a rock temple

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| Altitude: 265 m / 869 ft

Cave temples in Dambulle are among the largest of its kind in Sri Lanka. You will find thousands of different… continue reading

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Gerasa - Jerash

Beautiful ancient city in Jordan

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| Altitude: 573 m / 1 880 ft

At the time of its greatest glory, Gerasa was one of the most important cities in the Middle East. Although… continue reading

10.
Registan Square

Center of Samarkand

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| Altitude: 719 m / 2 359 ft

The center of ancient Samarkand is Registan Square. The square is surrounded by three beautiful madrasas:… continue reading

9.
Badshahi mosque

The most beautiful mughal mosque

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| Altitude: 218 m / 715 ft

One of the greatest jewels of the Mughal era is the Badshahi mosque, which you can visit in Lahore's old part… continue reading

8.
Borobudur

The largest Buddhist temple in the world

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| Altitude: 269 m / 883 ft

Borobudur is the most significant monument of Indonesia and the largest Buddhist temple in the world. It's… continue reading

7.
Amer Palace

Monumental building near Jaipur

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| Altitude: 473 m / 1 552 ft

Amer (sometimes written as Amber) is not only a city, but also a monumental palace and above it a rising… continue reading

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Palcho Gompa

Gorgeous Monastery in Gyantse

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| Altitude: 4 030 m / 13 222 ft

Palcho Gompa is a beautiful monastery located on the outskirts of Gyantse. The Kumbum is the largest stupa in… continue reading

5.
The Rock City of Petra

Not only impressive rock tombs

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| Altitude: 1 002 m / 3 287 ft

The original point of this beautiful rock town was to build burial ground hidden in the mountains – there are… continue reading

4.
Great Wall of China

长城

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| Altitude: 146 m / 479 ft

Like a dragon's back the mythical Great Wall of China towers across the landscape of northern China. This… continue reading

3.
Taj Mahal

Symbol of India

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| Altitude: 165 m / 541 ft

The Taj Mahal is the most famous building of India. It is a monumental tomb located in Agra. The Taj Mahal… continue reading

2.
Potala Palce

The most famous monument in Tibet

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| Altitude: 3 655 m / 11 991 ft

Potala Palace is the unmistakable symbol of Tibet in the capital of Lhasa. It is also a monastery and the… continue reading

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Angkor Wat

The largest religious complex of the world

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| Altitude: 37 m / 121 ft

The most significant monument of Southeast Asia is undoubtedly the extensive complex of Angkor Wat. He even… continue reading

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