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Famous Landmarks in Asia

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Asia is a continent with an incredibly diverse culture and landscape. There are so many incredible landmarks in Asia to visit! Some of the most famous include The Great Wall of China, Angkor Wat, and Mount Everest. We’ll talk about how you can see these amazing sites in this blog post.

Read about the most Famous Landmarks in Asia.

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Famous Asian Landmarks

Natural Landmarks in Asia

Natural Landmarks in Asia is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. There are mountains, rivers and beaches…you name it! In this part of the blog post, we’ll be talking about Asia’s natural landmarks that everyone should explore.

The Himalayas and Mount Everest

Mount Everest is not only the tallest mountain in the world, it is also one of the most impressive natural Asian landmarks. It’s located on Nepal and China’s border with Tibet at an altitude of 29,029 feet (8848 meters). While many people visit this scenic site to see some incredible views from a distance, others flock there for mountaineering expeditions or even just to climb up its peak. If you’re looking for adventure, then perhaps Everest will be your next destination!

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site best known for its spectacular limestone karsts and islets. With over 1600 islands in the bay, this destination has numerous natural wonders to explore, such as secluded coves and caves. If you have plans of visiting Ha Long Bay, we recommend staying on Cat Ba Island, which is located around one hour away by boat from Haiphong or Hanoi.

Halong Bay

Mount Fuji, Japan

Mount Fuji is an active volcano and the highest mountain in Japan. It is a symbol of strength and beauty, towering above the city of Tokyo. The mountain’s summit can be reached in about three hours by car or bus from Tokyo.

Every Japanese person should climb the Fuji Mountain and there is even a Japanese Saying, “He who climbs MtFuji is a wise man; he who climbs twice is a fool.

Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park was established to protect Komodo Dragon – the biggest lizard on Earth. Komodo National Park is located around Indonesian Island Komodo and it protects one of the last remaining populations of these fascinating animals.

Travelling to Komodo National Park will take you on a journey of discovery, and with over 40 species of coral fish found in the waters around this destination, it’s easy to see why! This stunning park is one of Indonesia’s most important tourist attractions because it has an array of wildlife that can’t be seen anywhere else. It also offers visitors some great snorkelling opportunities, which are perfect for those who love exploring underwater life without any noise pollution whatsoever because no vehicles are allowed onto these pristine sands.

Chocolate Hills, Philippines

The Chocolate Hills are an iconic landmark of the Philippines. They’re so called because their brown mounds look like chocolate-coated hills, which is a pretty sweet name for these geological wonders! These limestone formations in Bohol Province were formed thousands of years ago when hot water from volcanoes flowed

Modern Landmarks in Asia

With the Middle East and China developing fast, quite a few modern landmarks in Asia have been constructed over the past decade.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. It’s famous for its incredible beauty and hold the record for the largest hand-knotted carpet in the prayer hall if you want and is one of the most visited places in Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Facts

United Arab Emirates

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. It’s also the most expensive building ever built, costing $27 billion to build and taking a decade from idea to completion. The tower soars 160 stories into Dubai’s sky and has an observation deck on its 124th floor that offers breathtaking views of Dubai.

Dubai with kids - burj khalifa

Burj Khalifa is one of the most famous landmarks in Dubai.

Taipei 101

Taiwan 101 is the tallest building in Taiwan and one of the most famous landmarks in Asia. It was the tallest building in the world for a little over two years, and at 5088 feet tall, it was also recognized as one of the tallest buildings in the world. The building has 101 floors (hence its name) with observatories on the 89th on all four sides of the tower.

The build boasts the highest Starbucks in the world, located on the 75th floor.

The building is designed to withstand earthquakes and high winds of up to 220 km/h, using the giant wind damper ball, which is 5.5 meters in diameter and weighs over 660 tons.

Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

The Petronas Towers of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is an iconic landmark with a height of 451 meters and 88 stories, making it one of the tallest buildings. It was designed by César Pelli which has since become synonymous with 21st-century architecture for its graceful arches and curves. This building was completed in 1996 to host various companies from oil conglomerates to banks as well as business travellers who need luxury accommodations.

twin towers Malaysia

Azadi Tower, Iran

Azadi Tower (Freedom Tower) is a symbol of Tehran, Iran. This 2650 ft tower is the country’s tallest building and has been nicknamed ‘The Lighthouse’ because it can be seen from many places in Tehran as well as other parts of the world. The best views are to be had at night when its illuminated by bright lights!

Historical Landmarks in Asia

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and one of the largest religious monuments in the world.

It was constructed as a Hindu temple city for King Suryavarman II at Angkor, sometime between 1112 and 1150 AD; he dedicated it to Vishnu. As the best-preserved example of Khmer architecture, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation.

The traditional name means “city of temples” and reflects Angkor Wat’s architectural style, derived from Mount Meru (the mythical abode of gods). At the time of construction, it was merely one among 

Taj Mahal, India

The Marble Monument of Taj Mahal is one of India’s most recognizable landmarks, located on the southern banks of the Yamuna river in Agra. Made from white marble, the Taj Mahal is a Mausoleum built between 1632-1653 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal has been the inspiration for many poets. They have written about its beauty with such phrases as “A Pearl set in Silver” or “Splendour of the Earth”.

The Grand Palace Bangkok

The Grand Palace Bangkok was the official residence of King Rama I (1782 – 1809) and the Thai Royal Family ) and has been a public museum since 1928. The Palace is constructed in the tradition of Mahayana Buddhism, with its walls covered by brightly-painted scenes from Thai history that illustrate significant events such as important battles or royal ceremonies. The Royal Palace complex has golden plated roofs and intricately decorated doors and windows provide the finishing touches to this majestic building.

Emerald Buddha 

Great Wall of China


The Great Wall of China is a collection of fortifications that extends along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China. The Great Wall consists mainly of stone and brick, but sections have been rebuilt in recent times using asphalt, concrete or other materials. Along its length are watchtowers spaced at In its process, it became both a palace and vantage point which offers jaw-dropping views

Originally constructed to keep out invading armies, The Great Wall is one of China’s most iconic landmarks. It was built in different sections over centuries by numerous dynasties, with trenches filled

great wall of china

The Great Wall of China is one of the largest and most well-known manmade structures in the world. It stretches across a large area, was built more than 2000 years ago, and now has many uses beyond defence from invading forces. The best way to see it today is on an organized tour with your family or friends.

Petra, Jordan

Petra is a famous ancient city in Jordan. It was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom, and it was built around 300 BC. It’s carved in the pink sandstone cliffs which give the name “Rose City”. Petra’s most famous and best-preserved rock-cut architecture structure is The Treasury – a temple cut in the rock with a greek style façade.

Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine 

Fushimi Inari Mountain Shrine is dedicated to Inari and is the head shrine of all inari shrines. The red Torii gates lead into an area with more than ten thousand toriis for a total length that exceeds two kilometers

On the trail, you will see lots of fox statues, as a kitsune is said to bring good fortune and ward off evil

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Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan is an ancient city, located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. The city was at its peak from the 11th to 13th centuries and it was the capital city of the Pagan Kingdom. During this time over 10000 temples, stupas and pagodas were built.

There are many temples still standing that were abandoned when the kingdom collapsed, and it is believed that these ancient buildings have not been modified since their construction in the 1100s. These old structures are one of the only ways to see what life was like during this time period.

The city’s most famous temple is Ananda Pahto, which is the tallest Buddhist temple in Asia.

Myanmar Bagan

The Borobudur, Indonesia

The Borobudur temple is located in Indonesia and one of the most spectacular Buddhist temples. It consists of a stone mandala that rises up to 60 meters high, sitting on top of three circular terraces. The Mandala has niches containing 504 Buddha statues depicted within its outermost wall

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipour India, originally a royal residence for the ladies of the court with 953 windows to let the ladies observe the life outside the palace.

it was built in 1799 from red and pink sandstone by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.

The palace is an important example of Rajput architecture, which combines Hindu and Islamic styles, and was intended to be a symbol of enlightenment.

The name Hawa Mahal means “Palace of the Winds” because it has several crescent-shaped windows that represent the moon and are said to allow a cooling breeze into its interior.

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Ania James

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