Top 15 Temple Sights in Asia

    Start your walk at Angkor Wat
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    Angkor Wat
    A temple complex in Cambodia

    Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and is the largest religious monument in the world, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares . Originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, it was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end…Read more

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    Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram
    Hindu temple in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

    Varadharaja Perumal Temple or Hastagiri or Attiyuran is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in the holy city of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu believed to have been visited by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. It…Read more

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    Golden Temple
    Temple in Amritsar, India; the most sacred site in Sikhism

    The Harmandir Sahib, also known as Darbar Sahib b]; "Abode of God", "Exalted Holy Court"), is a Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. It is the preeminent pilgrimage site of Sikhism. It is usually called the Golden Temple in English, because it is plated with gold.…Read more

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    Jagannath Temple, Puri
    Temple at Puri, Odisha, India

    The Shree Jagannath Temple of Puri is an important Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath, a form of lord Maha Vishnu , located on the eastern coast of India, at Puri in the state of Odisha. The temple is an important pilgrimage destination. The present temple was rebuilt from the…Read more

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    Ajanta Caves
    Ancient Buddhist cave monuments in Maharashtra India

    The Ajanta Caves are 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state of India. The caves include paintings and rock-cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art, particularly expressive paintings…Read more

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    Kedarnath Temple
    Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva

    Kēdārnāth Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located on the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river, Kedarnath is located in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Due to extreme weather conditions, the temple is open to the general public only between the months…Read more

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    Venkateswara Temple, Tirumala
    Hindu temple in the hill town of Tirumala, near Tirupati in the Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, India

    Venkateswara Temple is a landmark Vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Sri Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared here to save mankind from trials and troubles of…Read more

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    Jammu
    City in Jammu and Kashmir, India

    Jammu is the winter capital and the largest city in Jammu district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Lying on the banks of the river Tawi, the city of Jammu, with an area of 26.64km², is surrounded by the Himalayas in the north and the northern-plains in the…Read more

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    Padmanabhaswamy Temple

    Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. The temple is built in an intricate fusion of the indigenous Kerala style and the Tamil style of architecture associated with the temples located in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu, featuring high walls, and a 16th-century Gopuram. While the Moolasthanam…Read more

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    Kamakhya Temple
    Temple in India

    The Kamakhya Temple also known as Kamrup-Kamakhya temple, Kamakhya Devalaya, is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya. It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas. Situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati city in Assam, India, it is the…Read more

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    Dome of the Rock
    Islamic sanctuary in Jerusalem

    The Dome of the Rock is an Islamic shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. It was initially completed in 691–92 CE at the order of Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik during the Second Fitna on the site of the Second Jewish Temple, destroyed during…Read more

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    Brihadisvara Temple, Thanjavur
    11th century temple and UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Brihadishvara Temple, also called Rajarajesvaram or Peruvudaiyār Kōvil, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in South bank of Kaveri river in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the largest South Indian temples and an exemplary example of a fully realized Dravidian architecture. It is called as…Read more

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    Temple Mount
    Religious site in the Old City of Jerusalem

    The Temple Mount "), known to Muslims as the Haram esh-Sharif and the Al Aqsa Compound is a hill located in the Old City of Jerusalem that for thousands of years has been venerated as a holy site, in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam alike.…Read more

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    Konark Sun Temple
    13th century Surya Temple and UNESCO world heritage site in Odisha, India

    Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century CE sun temple at Konark about 35 kilometres northeast from Puri on the coastline of Odisha, India. The temple is attributed to king Narasingha deva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty about 1250 CE.…Read more

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    Somnath temple
    One of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of the God Shiva in India

    The Somnath temple located in Prabhas Patan near Veraval in Saurashtra on the western coast of Gujarat, is believed to be the first among the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is an important pilgrimage and tourist spot of Gujarat. Reconstructed several times in the past after repeated destruction…Read more

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