Fascinated about Asia’s amazing architecture? Below are some of the most beautiful and best landmarks in Asia that one needs to visit.
Most Beautiful Landmarks In Asia That You Need To Visit:
The Forbidden City, Beijing:
This magnificent palace complex, being situated in central Beijing is definitely one of the best landmarks in Asia one needs to visit. No doubt that it is the best preserved imperial palace in China which served as the adobe of emperors starting from the Ming dynasty to the Qing dynasty. A World Heritage Site in 1987, this construction is also listed as the largest preserved wooden structure by the UNESCO.
Linh Phuoc Pagoda, Vietnam:
Constructed between 1949 and 1952 and renovated later on in 1990, this spectacular pagoda locates 10 km away from the city center of Dalat, Vietnam. Also known as Chua Ve Chai, this beautiful Buddhist shrine astonishes its visitors with its excellent architecture. The temple features beautiful works of cobblestone mosaics and spectacular sculptural elements like bas-reliefs. The temple ground showcases a 49-meter long meandering dragon and the dragon enclosure is made of 12,000 beer bottles and porcelain. So if you are visiting Dalat and want to witness an impressive pagoda that worships Lord Buddha and showcases an amazing Oriental architectural style, you have to visit Linh Phuoc Pagoda. One of the finest landmarks in Asia that you just can’t afford to miss out on.
Sensoji Temple, Tokyo:
This ancient Buddhist temple is also the oldest temple in Tokyo. A rich history that dates back to near about 1400 years and the beautiful Japanese Buddhist architecture – visiting the famous Sensoji Temple is one of the best things to do in entire Asia.
Start from the Kaminarimon Gate or the Thunder Gate and go on admiring the place’s beauty. The main hall of the temple has the main deity of the temple, Holy Kanzeon Bodhisattva. Besides, there are the Five-story Pagoda, the Hozomon Gate – note-worthy structures of the Japanese Buddhist architecture.
The street that leads to the main temple is called Nakamise-dōri and along this way, you can buy some of the best souvenirs and shopping items.
Changdeokgung (Changdeok Palace), South Korea:
One of the five Joseon Dynasty grand palaces, Changdeok Palace is the most intact among all the royal palaces and is one of the best landmarks in Asia one will ever get to visit. Built in 1405, this palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the year 1997 and enjoys a beautiful natural location. Its vibrant architecture is often lauded by the visitors and also its location at the foothill of Mount Baegaksan’s Ungbong Peak makes it more than picturesque.
Apart from the courtyard, corridors, and architectural beauty, do not forget to check out its immensely beautiful garden “Biwon” which is known as the Secret Garden and is located at the back. The garden is exceptionally beautiful during all the seasons and embraces the mood of the respective season so well. In the past days, the garden was originally known as ‘Huwon’ and you will be spellbound to see more than 56,000 species of trees here of which one tree is said to be more than 300 years old. Soak in the tranquility of the lotus pond, admire the beauty of the landscaped garden, and visiting this palace which is also known as the Eastern Palace is one of the topmost things to do in Seoul, South Korea.
Amber Fort, India:
Locating up on a hill in Amer or Amber, Amber Fort is one of the iconic 16th-century forts in Jaipur that showcases an intricate blend of Hindu-Muslim architecture in its red and white sandstone construction and detailed ornamentation. Among all the four entrances, the main entrance faces the east. You need to enter the fort through the ‘Sun Gate’ and you will directly come into the main courtyard Jaleb Chowk. There are other courtyards where you will find Hall of Public Audience (Diwan-e-aam), Hall of Pleasure (Sukhniwas), Hall of Victory (Jai Niwas), etc.
Catch the amazing view of the River Maota from Jai Niwas and do not miss out on the famous Mirror Palace in the fourth courtyard. You will get frequent buses from Hawa Mahal (another must-visit destination in Jaipur) to Amer Fort and it will cost you INR 100 to enter the fort if you are an Indian. For foreigners, the entry fee is INR 500. The fort remains open from 8 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. One of the most bewitching landmarks in Asia that you will ever get to visit.