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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] => 2014-07-04 05:15:14 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-07-04 05:15:14 [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.…>

5 must-try Chinese dishes

5 must-try Chinese dishes
May 6, 2013 - 0 Comments - Casey Hynes

IF you’re from anywhere in the Western world, you were probably raised at least in part on Chinese take-out. Sweet and sour or General Tso’s chicken, pork fried rice, fortune cookies. The offerings at most quick and dirty Chinese take-away places are typically delicious, but limited. When you arrive in China, however, you’ll find that…>

5 of the best food cities in Asia

5 of the best food cities in Asia
March 13, 2013 - 0 Comments - Casey Hynes

ONE of the greatest things about visiting Asia is, hands down, the food. This isn’t Wok n’ Roll slop from your local food cart or rubbery overpriced pad Thai delivery – it’s the real deal. The cuisine varies widely, and deliciously, across the region but these five cities are great jumping off points for getting…>

Brunching in Beijing: When, where and how much

Brunching in Beijing: When, where and how much
July 26, 2012 - 0 Comments - Casey Hynes

Brunch has been a Sunday institution for more than a century, since the term was first coined in England in 1896. A hybrid of breakfast and lunch, brunch has come to symbolize an indulgent, lazy Sunday afternoon of good eats, perhaps a few cocktails to put out the fire from the night before, and for…>

5 great happy hour bars in Beijing

5 great happy hour bars in Beijing
July 10, 2012 - 0 Comments - Casey Hynes

AS any working stiff knows, the best hour of any weekday is happy hour, that magical window of time during which friends and colleagues gather to imbibe and forget the office for a while. Here are some of the best spots in Beijing to pop into for an affordable after work drink. 1. Brussels Bar,…>

10 things we adore about Beijing

10 things we adore about Beijing
May 3, 2012 - 0 Comments - Casey Hynes

Find accommodation in Beijing to suit your budget on Agoda.com TO see Beijing today, the city appears to be in a perpetual state of growth. New shops, bars, restaurants, businesses and social events spring up all the time. It’s hard to believe that only a few decades ago, Beijing was closed off to most of…>

Food: When Asian technique meets Hispanic ingredients

Food: When Asian technique meets Hispanic ingredients
May 3, 2012 - 1 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

STIR-FRY and salsa aren’t traditional companions on the plate, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be a little common ground. As a wok cooking teacher, I’m constantly looking for new ways to use my wok, including with cuisines other than Asian. And it turns out the Hispanic world has a wealth of ingredients and classic…>

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