1. Wat Arun Pagoda, Thailand
Wat Arun Pagoda located on the west shore of Chao Phraya River is one of the most sparkling Buddhist temples attracting lots of travelers coming to Bangkok, Thailand. The pagoda possesses a sophisticated architecture simulated by the architecture of Meru Universe Mountain of the Indian. Inside the pagoda, there is a tower of Phra Prang which is of 79m high. The tower is special with carving patterns of Chinese pottery on the ceiling and the doorsills.
2. Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia
On your New Year tour, don’t miss the attraction of Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia – the pearl of this country which is just about 5.5 km from the town of Siem Reap
. Angkor Temple is about 200 ha in wide which was built in the 12th century to worship the God of Vishnu. Later, this temple is the worshipping place for Buddha when the Cambodian Monarchy started to follow Buddhism. In 1992, the complex of Angkor is recognized as the World’s Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
Angkor Wat Temple - the pride of Cambodian or the gateway to ancient Khmer Empire.
3. Pha That Luang Pagoda, Laos
The name of Pha That Luang in local language means the great tower or the sacred tower. This is one of the most famous attractions in the capital of Vientiane. The pagoda was built in 1566 under the rule of Setthathirat King in the shape of a giant tower representing the awareness of Buddhism. Pha That Luang was destroyed by the invasion of the Thais in 1828. It was then restored in 1931.
4. Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar
This temple is also known as Golden Temple which is located in Yangon capital of Myanmar. The pagoda serves as one of the most sacred places and also the pride of the Myanmar. This complex of temples was built over 2500 years ago, including 1000 small temples surrounding the one of 99 m high which is fully covered with 9300 plated gold leaves, 5450 pieces of diamond and 2320 tablets of other precious stones. On the top of the tower, 1065 golden bells and 421 silver bells are hung on. Under the sunshine, the pagoda is sparkling as if the sun.
Shwedagon Pagoda is remarkable in the center of Yangon, Myanmar.
5. Borobudur Temple, Indonesia
Borobudur Temple was built in 8th and 9th century, under govern of Sailendra dynasty which is about 40 km to the Northwest of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The temple is considered a sophisticated Buddhist Wonder which is recognized as the World’s cultural heritage in 1991 by the UNESCO. The whole construction includes 5 square floors followed by the 3 round floors and a large tower on the top which was built of around 2 million volcanic rocks in grey exploited from Java Island.
6. Kek Lok Si Pagoda, Malaysia
Kek Lok Si Pagoda is also known as Cuc Lac Pagoda is the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia. The pagoda was buit in 1893 with the outstanding architecture of a 7-storey-towers designed in Chinese style in combination with Thailand and Myanmar architectures. In the center campus of the pagoda, there is a large statue of 4 gods. It is said that each of them manages a different region at a certain direction.
7. Omar Ali Saifuddin Temple, Brunei
Omar Ali Saifuddin is bearing the typical features of Islamic architecture and serves as the symbol of wealth and happiness of Brunei Kingdom. The temple was built in 1958 at the height of 52 m. Its dome is plated with gold and the walls, pillars and other domes are constructed by Italian marble. The temple is surrounded with many trees and flower gardens. In the conception of Islamic, that setting is considered the symbol of heaven.
Omar Ali Saifuddin likes a heaven of Brunei
8. Cebu Taoist Pagoda, Philippines
Located in Beverly Hills Subdivision, Cebu Taoist Pagoda is of above 300 m over the sea level which is also one of the most famous tourist attractions in Cebu city. The temple was built in 1972 with its entrance imitating the Great Wall in China. This pagoda is the place where Taoism is practiced and also the sacred destination for Chinese community living in Cebu.