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stdClass Object ( [ID] => 32746 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2014-03-11 09:15:11 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-03-11 09:15:11 [post_content] => YOU won't travel far in Asia without bumping into a crumbling ruin, temple, city or landmark built by a civilization that no longer exists. While many of these have been abandoned and are in want of some repair, with nature at times already taking over, some have been restored to something of their former glory. From the regal grandeur of Cambodia's Angkor temples and the ancient cities of Sri Lanka to China's terracotta warriors or India's Taj Mahal, these sights hold incredible religious and cultural value. [caption id="attachment_32747" align="aligncenter" width="654" caption="Angkor Wat, Cambodia (9-15th Century). Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com"][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_32751" align="aligncenter" width="654" caption="Shwedagon Pagoda, Burma (6-10th Century). Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_32749" align="aligncenter" width="654" caption="A man contemplates the Golden Temple at sunset (16th Century), India. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_32753" align="aligncenter" width="654" caption="Taj Mahal, India (17th Century). Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_32752" align="aligncenter" width="442" caption="Art work in the ancient city of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka (c. 477 – 495 AD). Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_32748" align="aligncenter" width="654" caption="Bagan temple zone, Burma (11-13th Century). Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_32754" align="aligncenter" width="654" caption="Takstang monastery, Bhutan (17th Century). Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_32750" align="aligncenter" width="654" caption="Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet (original in 637 AD and reconstructed in the 17th Century). Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com"][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_32758" align="aligncenter" width="654" caption="Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, China (210–209 BC). Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_32760" align="aligncenter" width="654" caption="Plain of Jars, Phonsavan, Laos, 500 BC - 500 AD. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_32759" align="aligncenter" width="654" caption="My Son, Vietnam, 7-13th Century.  Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com"][/caption] This is by no means a definitive list, so feel free to add more in the comments below. All images by Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com [post_title] => In pictures: Asia's most ancient structures [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => in-pictures-asias-most-ancient-structures [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-03-11 09:20:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-03-11 09:20:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.travelwireasia.com/?p=32746 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

In pictures: Asia’s most ancient structures

In pictures: Asia’s most ancient structures
March 11, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

YOU won’t travel far in Asia without bumping into a crumbling ruin, temple, city or landmark built by a civilization that no longer exists. While many of these have been abandoned and are in want of some repair, with nature at times already taking over, some have been restored to something of their former glory.…>

Eating your way through Australia’s bush tucker

Eating your way through Australia’s bush tucker
February 2, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

IN Australia the consumption of native animals like kangaroo, emu and crocodile has been going on for millennia. While it’s not a fully fledged commercial industry today, and there’s still some aversion to eating cute native animals, things that hop, run and slither do find themselves onto supermarket shelves, restaurant menus and kitchen tables around…>

Japanese cuisine added to world heritage list

Japanese cuisine added to world heritage list
December 5, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

THE United Nations cultural organization has added traditional Japanese cuisine to its cultural heritage list. A UNESCO committee announced the decision Wednesday at a meeting in Azerbaijan. Known as “washoku,” Japan’s traditional cooking embraces seasonal ingredients, a unique taste and a style of eating steeped in centuries of tradition. Japan hopes that UNESCO recognition will…>

5 good reasons not to skip Canberra

5 good reasons not to skip Canberra
October 31, 2013 - 0 Comments - Liz Ledden

Find accommodation in Canberra to suit your budget on Agoda.com AUSTRALIA’S capital, Canberra, may not have Sydney’s sparkling beaches or Melbourne’s Euro-style, but scratch its sleepy surface and some detour-worthy sites are uncovered. Canberra is home to some magnificent galleries, museums and parkland, with more than enough to see and do to fill a long-weekend…>

Northern Thailand’s coffee revolution

Northern Thailand’s coffee revolution
October 14, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

WHEN people think of where the world’s best coffee comes from, Thailand doesn’t rank very high. For all the great things Thailand is known for – spicy curries, pad Thai, exotic beaches, elephants – coffee isn’t usually one of them. In fact, 10 years ago it was a struggle to find a cup of real…>

10 other reasons to visit Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics

10 other reasons to visit Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics
September 10, 2013 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

NOT even a nuclear disaster could stop the Japanese from securing the 2020 Olympic Games bid. Their successful campaign was based on an array of assets – a passion for sport, ability to host major sporting events  and a record as a safe and welcoming city, ripe with innovation and digital technology and flush with…>

6 dishes to try in the Philippines

6 dishes to try in the Philippines
August 29, 2013 - 1 Comments - Casey Hynes

THE  Philippines sometimes seems to get the short end of the stick when it comes to tourism in Southeast Asia – sure, plenty of people visit the beautiful beaches there every year, but there doesn’t seem quite as much  obsessive enthusiasm as there is for Thailand or Vietnam. But there are many reasons to visit…>

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