Asia is an exotic continent with varying destinations and one-of-its-kind spots.
These are the top 10 wonders that you ought to visit in Asia:
Great Wall of China
This is a very large fortification made of stone. It is so long that it can be seen from moon. It was built by Chinese dynasty to protect it from invasion of many nomadic empires. It was built initially in 200 BC and then it was rebuilt in 7th century. The first mound, Great Wall at Jinshanling, Simatai, Dandong and the Old Dragon Head are the important spots to visit in this wall.
This is an important man-made wonder in Asia. Taj Mahal in Agra is a mausoleum that was built by marble. It is an important architecture that you ought to visit in this country. There are a lot of folklores that revolve around this building. The structural beauty of the building and the museum in it are the top most attractions in this wonder.
This is also called as the Capital Temple of Cambodia. It is the world’s largest religious monument. It was initially a Hindu temple and then, it was transformed into a Buddhist one. It was built in 12th century and is considered to be well preserved temple of Khmer architecture. This is one of the top destinations for those who love architecture and history. Within a decade, Angkor Wat got about 2 million visitors from various parts of the world. This place also has a lot of other activities that would restore the local culture and value.
This is located in Malaysia. It is a breathtaking view spot and is an important destination for those who love rock climbing. It is the 20th prominent mountain of the world. There are about 6000 species of plants, 100 species of mammals and 326 species of birds in this mountain. Thus, if you are a nature lover, you ought to visit this Mount Kinabalu.
This is located in Thailand and it is considered to be the paradise for those who want to enjoy some outdoor activities. Rock climbing, diving, boating and sightseeing are some of the activities that you can enjoy in this paradise in Arabian Sea. The lime stone cliffs, crystal clear water and warm white sand beach make Krabi a wonderful wonder in Asia.
This was an ancient Chinese palace during Ming dynasty. It was built in 15th century in today’s Beijing. The Forbidden City is very famous for its architectural marvel and the collection in the museum inside it. There are more than a million art works inside this palace. Apart from this, there are a lot of manuscripts, paintings, ceramic works and many other collections made with jade.
This is an ancient city that was flourishing during the 9th century. The Bagan Temple is located in Bagan, South of Mandalay, Myanmar. There were more than 10,000 Buddhist temples and today just a little more than 2,000 survive. The climate, stupas, cultural sites, Archaeological Zone and Hollow temple are the tourism magnets in this place.
Banaue Rice Terrace
This is a 2000 years old terrace plantation of rice in Philippines. It is called as the eight wonder. It is said that if the steps in this terrace were put from end to end, it would run half way through the globe. The Banaue Rice terrace is an UNESCO certified heritage site and is visited by a lot of tourists every year.
This is considered to be the mythical residence of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. The Potala Palace has about 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 sculptures in it. The Red palace and White Palace in this place are very important spots to visit. Other remarkable elements are the West Hall, Chapel, Gallery, tomb of 13th Dalai Lama and Lhasa Zhol Pillar.
This is a collection of terracotta sculpture of a whole army. It was built in 200 BC for the purpose of serving Qin Shi Huang in his afterlife. The evacuation pits, warrior figures and the tomb of the king are remarkable elements of this wonder.
There are a lot of other important wonders in Asia that you ought to watch and enjoy. Most of these places would give you a unique experience that would etch in your mind for long.