10 Most Sacred Sites to Visit in Asia

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Asia is revered to have a lot of religious sacred sites due to the impact and influence of varied religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Muslim etc. A number of places, temples, ancient sites and buildings in Asia will leave you speechless and attune you towards spirituality. This list of most sacred sites to visit in Asia is carefully selected where you will transcend creed and the vibes will touch your soul.

Ladakh

The Ladakh tour packages allow you to explore the Tibetan Buddhist culture through architectural monasteries. There are a number of places to visit while you are on a Leh Ladakh Tour which have significant religious fervor such as Thiksay Monastery, Jamia Mosque, Moravian Church and a number of Buddhist Gompas in which Hemis is the biggest Gompa which was established by the King Singe Namgyal in the 17th century.

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Cambodia

Undoubtedly, Angkor Wat is the most iconic sacred site of the South East Asia that you need to visit at least once in your life. Treasured as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the ancient ruins, age-old buildings and temples glorify the ambiance around giving you a stunning view from a distance.

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India

Varanasi or Benaras is considered as the world’s oldest cities and India’s most religious and sacred sites where people go to seek enlightenment and find answers about life. Set along the banks of River Ganges, the devoted pilgrims visit Varanasi and offer prayers on the banks against the structures of the temples. As mentioned, Ladakh is one of the most sacred places in India, and you must visit www.liveladakh.com for the best deals and a memorable trip.

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Indonesia

The largest Buddhist temple on the Earth is Borobudur situated on Java Island in Indonesia. This ancient temple was built in the 9th century which has 7 stories formed in a pyramid like structure. The top levels of the temple are covered in stupas with each stupa containing a statue of Lord Buddha. The temple is surrounded by deep forests and volcanoes which give a brilliant view during sunrise and also sunset.

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Malaysia

Get a sneak peak to the Islamic culture of Malaysia with the Floating Mosque or the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque which is an architectural marvel that will leave you stunned with its beauty. This picturesque tabernacle is structured beside a lake which makes it feel like it is floating on water. With solitude and beauty imbibed in abundance, the best time to visit is evening just before the sun sets.

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Bhutan

The Taktsang Palphug Monastery is famously known as the Tiger’s Nest and is the most sacred spot of Bhutan. It is perched precariously on a 900 meter high cliff with admiring views of the mountains and cool breeze filling the atmosphere. Reaching the monastery will test your endurance level and fitness as scaling it can be a tedious task but worth visiting for every traveler who seeks spiritual bliss.

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Tibet

All travelers vouch for this place and why not, because Mount Kailash in Tiber is a mystical snow clad black peak that is situated in a secluded area of the western part of Tibet. Pilgrims from all over the world come to scale the mountain to worship the deities. Many people think that Mount Kailash is the birthplace of the world and so it should be visited by all who humans who are born on this planet.

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Thailand

The Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi in Thailand is a gigantic 912 ft Buddha statue that offers a spectacular view of the Andaman Sea, limestone cliffs and dense forests. You can reach the temple with the help of staircases amidst jungle. The pilgrims, mostly Buddhist use this temple as a meditation point and others visit this site to relax, unwind and retrospect.

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Myanmar

The most revered and well-known holy sites of Asia, the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar will wow you with its intricate architectural pattern. The most eye-catching part is the glittering gold plated dome that is topped with a stupa that is made of over 4500 rubies, sapphires, diamonds and topaz. Standing at a height of 325 Ft, the stunning Pagoda makes Yangon among the sacred sites of Asia.

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China

The 24 meter wide and 71 meter high carves stone structure of Lord Buddha in Leshan, China will leave you speechless. It was recognized as world cultural and natural site in 1996 because of the massive stone structure being carved into a huge statue of Buddha that is visited by millions of people in a year. The Leshan Giant Buddha stone structure undoubtedly is the most precious art treasures of the Tang Dynasty.

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