The most beautiful sights of Asia

The most beautiful sights of Asia

The best of Sights of Asia

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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Angkor Wat
13.412, 103.867
37 m / 121 ft

#1 Angkor Wat

The largest religious complex of the world

The most significant monument of Southeast Asia is undoubtedly the extensive complex of Angkor Wat. He even got on the Cambodian flag. Few people who visited Cambodia were not here.

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Potala Palce
29.656, 91.118
3 655 m / 11 991 ft

#2 Potala Palce

The most famous monument in Tibet

Potala Palace is the unmistakable symbol of Tibet in the capital of Lhasa. It is also a monastery and the former palace of the Dalai Lama. This huge building has 13 floors and includes monumental tombstones of the Dalai Lamas

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Taj Mahal
27.175, 78.042
165 m / 541 ft

#3 Taj Mahal

Symbol of India

The Taj Mahal is the most famous building of India. It is a monumental tomb located in Agra. The Taj Mahal among to the so-called new wonders of the world

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Great Wall of China
34.238, 113.391
146 m / 479 ft

#4 Great Wall of China

长城

Like a dragon's back the mythical Great Wall of China towers across the landscape of northern China. This largest defensive structure of the world was built against wild Mongolian tribes and was to protect the vast Chinese Empire.

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The Rock City of Petra
30.322, 35.452
1 002 m / 3 287 ft

#5 The Rock City of Petra

Not only impressive rock tombs

The original point of this beautiful rock town was to build burial ground hidden in the mountains - there are so many rock royal tombs. In addition, you can also find here Roman sights. The most famous place in Petra is the tomb - Treasury

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Palcho Gompa
28.925, 89.595
4 030 m / 13 222 ft

#6 Palcho Gompa

Gorgeous Monastery in Gyantse

Palcho Gompa is a beautiful monastery located on the outskirts of Gyantse. The Kumbum is the largest stupa in Tibet. In addition, it is set in a beautiful location over the scenic valley of the Nyang Chu River.

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Amer Palace
26.986, 75.851
473 m / 1 552 ft

#7 Amer Palace

Monumental building near Jaipur

Amer (sometimes written as Amber) is not only a city, but also a monumental palace and above it a rising fortress. It is one of Rajasthan's most significant monuments in India

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Borobudur
-7.608, 110.204
269 m / 883 ft

#8 Borobudur

The largest Buddhist temple in the world

Borobudur is the most significant monument of Indonesia and the largest Buddhist temple in the world. It's actually a huge multi-storied stupa

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Badshahi mosque
31.588, 74.309
218 m / 715 ft

#9 Badshahi mosque

The most beautiful mughal mosque

One of the greatest jewels of the Mughal era is the Badshahi mosque, which you can visit in Lahore's old part in Punjab, Pakistan. In addition to being so beautiful, is one the world's largest mosques (over 300 years even the largest in the world). The mosque area is 160 × 160 meters and can take up to 95,000 believers

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Registan Square
39.655, 66.976
719 m / 2 359 ft

#10 Registan Square

Center of Samarkand

The center of ancient Samarkand is Registan Square. The square is surrounded by three beautiful madrasas: Ulugh Beg Madrasah, Tilya-Kori Madrasah and Sher-Dor Madrasah.

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Gerasa - Jerash
32.277, 35.891
573 m / 1 880 ft

#11 Gerasa - Jerash

Beautiful ancient city in Jordan

At the time of its greatest glory, Gerasa was one of the most important cities in the Middle East. Although the earthquake has strongly affected it, yet you still can still admire the remnants of beautiful ancient buildings

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Cave temples of Dambulla
7.857, 80.648
265 m / 869 ft

#12 Cave temples of Dambulla

Thousands of Buddhas in a rock temple

Cave temples in Dambulle are among the largest of its kind in Sri Lanka. You will find thousands of different Buddhas, beautifully painted walls of caves. An amazing experience with an interesting atmosphere.

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Chongsheng Temple
25.707, 100.14
2 092 m / 6 864 ft

#13 Chongsheng Temple

Temple of three pagodas

Chongseng Temple (2 150m above sea level) is a truly monumental pavilion. The length is almost two kilometers long. It is built in a beautiful location between the Cangshan mountain ridge and the giant Er Hai Lake just off Dali. The most famous part of this complex is three pagodas. In the temple you will find gigantic gilded statues and dozens of buildings.

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Imam's mosque
32.655, 51.678
1 577 m / 5 174 ft

#14 Imam's mosque

The most beautiful mosque in Iran

The most beautiful building in Esfahan and the largest dominant of the vast Imam Square is the Imam Mosque (originally Shah). Very beautiful is the entrance with two high minarets. The entrance to the mosque is only very opportune for tourists and for a limited time

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Humayun's tomb
28.593, 77.251
218 m / 715 ft

#15 Humayun's tomb

The most beautiful tomb in Delhi

The most beautiful buildings in Delhi is the monumental Humayun's tomb. Outside, you will find two more smaller tombs in the surrounding pleasant gardens

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Hagia Sofia
41.009, 28.98
49 m / 161 ft

#16 Hagia Sofia

The Temple of God's Wisdom

For nearly a thousand years, it was the largest cathedral in the world. It was rebuilt to a mosque and then to a museum. It is one of the most important sacral monuments in the world. You can find it in the center of Istanbul

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Golden Temple
31.62, 74.876
233 m / 764 ft

#17 Golden Temple

The centerpiece of the world for Sikhs

The Golden Temple in Amritsar is the most sacred building for the Sikh religion. It is located at the west end of India near Pakistan

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Ishak Pasha Palace
39.52, 44.129
1 926 m / 6 319 ft

#18 Ishak Pasha Palace

Beautiful palace at the end of Turkey

At the very eastern end of Turkey, just a few kilometers from Iran, the well-preserved Ottoman Palace Ishak Pasha lies in the foothills of the volcanic mountains. Next to Mount Ararat, this is the largest attraction in the wider area of Doğubayazıt. Its surroundings are a favorite picnic area for local people.

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Wat Phra Kaew
13.751, 100.493
8 m / 26 ft

#19 Wat Phra Kaew

Thai holiest Thai temple

Wat Phra Kaew is located in the heart of Bangkok, in the area of the Great Royal Palace. In its essence, it is a splendid royal "chapel". It is considered as the most sacred temple throughout Thailand.

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Jama Masjid
28.651, 77.233
220 m / 722 ft

#20 Jama Masjid

The most important mosque in India

One of the most beautiful Mughal era mosques is located right in the center of historic Delhi. It is Jama Mosque (Friday). It is one of the city's most significant monuments.

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Kok Gumbaz Mosque
39.05, 66.83
629 m / 2 064 ft

#21 Kok Gumbaz Mosque

The most famous building in Bukhara

Kok Gumbaz Mosque is one of the most famous monuments in the famous city in Silk Road - Buchara. Right next to is the famous Kaylan minaret.

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The Dome of the Rock
31.778, 35.235
745 m / 2 444 ft

#22 The Dome of the Rock

The most remarkable monument of Jerusalem

The Dome of the Rock is a Muslim sanctuary located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It is the third most sacred Muslim site and the most important monument in Jerusalem

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Ani
40.508, 43.574
1 467 m / 4 813 ft

#23 Ani

The former capital of Armenia

Directly on the Turkish-Armenian border lies the ruins of the former mighty capital of the Armenian kingdom Bagratuni. At the time of its greatest fame, it competed with its significance with the largest cities of the Middle East. The river canyons were protected town from three sides and mighty walls the fourth. The city was practically impregnable, and until the great earthquake in 1319 and its alignment with the earth was so prosperous. There are now the ruins of ancient churches

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Terracotta Army (兵馬俑)
29.841, 109.688
887 m / 2 910 ft

#24 Terracotta Army (兵馬俑)

More than eight thousand statues, more than eight

The Terracotta Army was created by the Emperor Qin as part of his posthumous mausoleum. Chin had reached the throne at the age of thirteen and never wanted to give up. He did not hesitate to imprison his mother, to bury his adversary alive, to destroy all the writings that contained what he did not agree with. On the other hand, he succeeded in uniting China during the reign, building the first sections of the Great Wall of China, unifying the currency and writing.

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Persepolis
29.936, 52.892
1 634 m / 5 361 ft

#25 Persepolis

The capital of the Persian Empire

A short distance from the large city of Shiraz lies the former center of the mighty Persian Empire and the seat of Persian kings. It is probably the most significant Iranian monument. Unfortunately, it was largely destroyed by the famous commander Alexander of Macedon.

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Mogao Caves
40.041, 94.809
1 334 m / 4 377 ft

#26 Mogao Caves

Caves of the Thousand Buddhas

Mogao Caves served as a religious and cultural center on a Silk Road, just a few miles away from the Dunhuang oasis. The rock massif contains hundreds of caves with beautiful Buddha carved into the rock. The interiors of the caves are extraordinarily dyed. Thanks to its uniqueness, it is under the patronage of Unesco

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Thiksey Gompa Monastery
34.056, 77.667
3 312 m / 10 866 ft

#27 Thiksey Gompa Monastery

The most famous monastery in Ladakh

Ladakh is renowned for its beautiful Buddhist monasteries. Probably the most well-known and the most visited of them is in Thiksey. On the one hand, it looks like a small Potala, and there is also a huge statue of Buddha. In addition, the views from the roof top to the Indu Valley are breathtaking

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Hawa Mahal Palace
26.924, 75.827
443 m / 1 453 ft

#28 Hawa Mahal Palace

The jewel in Jaipur

Hawa Mahal Palace is one of India's most famous buildings. You will find it in the "Pink City" of Jaipur, the capital of the desert state of Rajasthan. The palace itself was exhibited for women from royal families.

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Erdene Zuu Monastery
47.202, 102.843
1 462 m / 4 797 ft

#29 Erdene Zuu Monastery

One of the most important monuments of Mongolia

The Buddhist Erdene Zuu Monastery (probably the oldest in Mongolia) was founded at the end of the 16th century by the Khan Abatai at the site of the former Chinghish settlement town of Karakorum (Kharkhorin). Inside the square (400 × 400 m) square, surrounded by a massive wall, today there are several functioning temples.

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Boudhanath stupa
27.721, 85.362
1 360 m / 4 462 ft

#30 Boudhanath stupa

The Most Holy Buddhist Temple in Kathmandu

One of the most interesting places in the entire Kathmandu Basin is the Boudhanath Stupa. Stupa is located in the center of a small square, adjacent to a beautiful Buddhist monastery. Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere behind the melody of monotonous Buddhist music.

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