The Top 10 Attractions and Places To Visit In Asia

The Bird's Nest Stadium, Beijing, China

The Bird’s Nest Stadium, Beijing, China

Asia is the largest continent on earth, in both area and population. Asia has a population of over 4 billion people and covers about 30 percent of Earth’s total land area ( about 49.7 million sq km or 19,189,277 sq mi).

Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves, Malaysia

The countries in Asia include China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines and Malaysia, just to name a few.

Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo, Japan

Asia, being the largest and most populous continent in the world would naturally have a lot to offer in terms of culture, attractions, places to go and things to see.

Marina Bay Sands, Sinpagore

Marina Bay Sands, Sinpagore

Here are our picks for the top 10 attractions and must-see places in Asia:

1. Shwedagon Pagoda

No visit to the Union of Myanmar is complete without a visit to the 2,500 years old Shwedagon Pagoda, which enshrines strands of Buddha’s hair and other relics.

Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

The Shwedagon Pagoda, officially named Shwedagon Zedi Daw is a gilded stupa located in Yangon, Myanmar. It is also known as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda.

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

The Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most famous pagodas in the world. It is the main attraction of Yangon, Myanmar’s capital city.

Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar

2. Boudhanath

Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal and is regarded as the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is located in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Boudhanath in Kathmandu, Nepal

Boudhanath in Kathmandu, Nepal

3. Kinkaku-ji

Kinkaku-ji, officially named Rokuon-ji, is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. It is one of Kyoto’s leading temples and one of the most popular buildings in Japan, attracting a large number of visitors every year.

Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Japan

Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Japan

Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan

Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan

4. Swayambhunath

Swayambunath Stupa (known to tourists as the Monkey Temple) is Kathmandu’s most important Buddhist shrine. It is located atop a hill on the western edge of the Kathmandu city.

Swayambunath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal

Swayambunath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal

5. Petronas Towers

The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Petronas Twin Towers were once the tallest buildings in the world. At 88-storeys tall they still the world’s tallest twin structures.

Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at night

Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at night

6. Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia. It is the largest religious monument in the world, with the site measuring 162.6 hectares. Angkor Wat is stunning for both its incredible detail and its grand scale.

Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

7. Forbidden City

The Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, and Gu Gong in Chinese, was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty (1420 to 1912). It is located in the center of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum.

Forbidden City in Beijing, China

Forbidden City in Beijing, China

8. Grand Palace

If there is one must-see attraction that you must visit before leaving Bangkok, Thailand it would be the dazzling, spectacular Grand Palace. This is undoubtedly Bangkok’s most famous landmark. The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok.

Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand at night

Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand at night

The Grand Palace was built in 1782, and for 150 years it was the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government. Today, the complex remains the spiritual heart of the Thai Kingdom.

Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand

Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand

9. Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal, on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra, India is one of the wonders of the world. The ivory-white marble mausoleum was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Taj Mahal in Agra, India

10. Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest wonders of the world. It was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. The Great Wall is the world’s longest wall and biggest ancient architecture.

Great Wall of China in Winter

Great Wall of China in Winter

The Great Wall is more than 2,300 years old and has an official length of 21,196.18 km. It has a stunning array of scenery from the beaches of Qinhuangdao, to rugged mountains around Beijing, to a desert corridor between tall mountain ranges at Jiayu Pass.

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall, China

The Great Wall, China

The Top 10 Attractions and Places To Visit in Asia

The Top 10 Attractions and Places To Visit in Asia

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