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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.…>

Perfect Mother’s Day escapes

Perfect Mother’s Day escapes
May 11, 2012 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

SPAS, beach holidays, good food, wildlife experiences… here are some perfect ways to treat your mum this Mother’s Day around Asia. Spa and health holiday Asia is brimming with resorts with health treatments, massage, yoga and wholesome meals. * Book her into an Ashram in India or a Buddhist retreat in Burma for some soul…>

Is Burma Asia’s next expat haven?

Is Burma Asia’s next expat haven?
May 10, 2012 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

IT has been widely reported that Burma is experiencing a tourism boom as the government continues to relax its iron grip on the nation and introduce reforms. In 2011 numbers jumped 30 percent and as a whole numbers have been on the increase since Aung San Suu Kyi dropped her call for tourists to boycott…>

In pictures: Mandalay uncovered

In pictures: Mandalay uncovered
March 28, 2012 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

THE road to Mandalay is one of the prime undertakings visitors to Burma undertake during their sojourn in the remote Asian nation. And there’s good reason to. Burma’s second largest city was the last royal capital and is rich in monasteries, architecture, crafts, food, and various modes of transport. Lying on the Ayerwaddy River it…>

A taste of Yangon: 6 must-try Burmese dishes

A taste of Yangon: 6 must-try Burmese dishes
February 28, 2012 - 3 Comments - Jo Lane

THE wonderful thing about eating Burmese food is that much of the cuisine is a blend of other Asian food. Here you can find Chinese, Indian and Mon influences. Rice and noodles are pretty important to most meals but so too are the soups, tea and coffee, salads, curries and sweet dishes. As popular as…>

Discovering Asia’s fish markets

Discovering Asia’s fish markets
January 6, 2012 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

PUNGENT, colourful and filled with the racuous cries of hawkers, Asia’s fish markets are amongst its greatest attractions. This selection of six fish markets will take you around the smelliest but also some of the most interesting locales in Asia. Visiting these markets will not only give you the chance to meet locals but could…>

6 of the best bars in Yangon

6 of the best bars in Yangon
December 29, 2011 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

YOU might not associate Yangon with nightlife but if you do find yourself at a loose end of an evening there are certainly some classy and happening places around where you can sip a cocktail or beer into the late night hours. Many of these are located in the city’s upmarket hotels and offer stunning…>

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