Asia- the word itself speaks about the rich heritage, long history, exotic places, and lively food. A lot of westerners are flocking to Asia to get a sublime experience which the place offers. With reduced airfares, easy accessibility and more nations in Asia being well-versed in English, the global traveler is not getting any problem in having a memorable stay or communicate with the local crowd there. Most importantly, Asia is well-known for its historic beauty which also blends with mystical layers. The place is also known for evoking deep spiritual thought and realization for many global tech leaders such as Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. We bring you the list of amazing historic destinations which one cannot afford to miss visiting in Asia:
- Tiger Nest, Paro, Bhutan: 1300 years ago, Guru Rinpoche came on the back of a flying tigress to spread the beauty of Buddhist religion to Bhutan. The Tiger’s Nest is traditionally called Taktsang Lhakhang. Apparently, Guru Rinpoche meditated in this cave for nearly three years, three days, three hours to get rid of the evil demons which were residing in it. This cave was later built as a temple in the year 1692. Fortunately, the place is less inhabited and attracts rare tourists – which obviously leads to less crowd and more mesmerizing experience.
- Taj Mahal, Agra, India: Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his lady love Mumtaz as a symbol of eternal love, Taj Mahal is also regarded as one of the seventh wonders of the world. Built with pure white marble, this monument was completed in the year 1632, Taj Mahal has attracted worldwide tourists including American presidents and renowned CEOs from all the corners of the world. Plan your trip accordingly during the mornings here so that you can escape the stunning rush which comes to this place. More importantly, there is a full moon trip to the Taj Mahal which is taken at a special cost and that is a mesmerizing fare.
- The Great Wall of China, Beijing, China: Spanning over 8851 kilometers to keep out Mongolian enemies away, this is an architectural marvel. The construction began way back in 259 to 210 BC, it was conceived by Emperor Qin Shi. The popular and well-maintained parts of the wall were built throughout the 14th to 17th centuries during the rule of the Ming dynasty. This destination has all year long inhabited crowd, so it is always welcome to visit the Great Wall of China.
- Bagan Temples, Myanmar: These temples are an embodiment of the greatest eastern religion called Buddhism. The initial temples were made between the 9th-13th centuries. Interestingly, more temples were added much later. One of the best experiences is to hire a red hot balloon trip to have a bird’s eye view of these mesmerizing temples. Make a long time here and get prepared to have a fantastic and leisure experience here!
- Angkor Vat, Siem Reap, Cambodia: Regarded as the largest place of religious worship in the world, Angkor Vat was built by Emperor Suryavarman II as a magical replica of the cosmic world in stone and earth. This temple is a rare find which is dedicated to Hinduism as well as Buddhism. A lot of location here was used as shooting spots for the Hollywood film Tomb Raider.
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