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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.…>

Kid-friendly cafes in Phnom Penh

Kid-friendly cafes in Phnom Penh
September 9, 2012 - 0 Comments - Liz Ledden

  I SHOULD start off by pointing out that you’d be hard pressed finding a café in Phnom Penh that wasn’t kid friendly! Cambodian culture embraces children with gusto, and most establishments in the country’s capital are more than happy for you to eat and imbibe with little ones in tow. Some of the city’s…>

5 must-try Cambodian dishes

5 must-try Cambodian dishes
February 13, 2012 - 0 Comments - Liz Ledden

CAMBODIAN (or Khmer) cuisine is lesser known than that of neighbouring countries Thailand and Vietnam and their omnipresent dishes. It has similarities to both, but offers its own unique slant with the use of prahok, a fermented fish paste, and an abundance of fish from the Tonle Sap, Cambodia’s enormous inland lake and main source…>

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…>

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