Take a tour of Asia’s Greatest Landmarks — part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
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Angkor Wat, in Cambodia is the primary temple complex in the ruins of the world’s largest pre-industrial city. Dating to the 12th century, this enchanting site has been bedecked with ancient statues and stone structures. Buddhist statues are found in abundance owing to Theravada Buddhism; the dominant religion since here the 13th century.
The Great Wall of China is an enduring symbol of strength and a wonder of the world. Erected on the orders of China’s first emperor, the oldest part of the site dates to approximately 2500 years ago. Spanning over miles of Chinese hills, it is arguably the most recognized international symbol of the country, visible even from space.
A monumental icon of love adorning the land of India is the Taj Mahal. It was the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who decreed the construction of this white marble wonder in memory of his wife. At twilight, this spirited monument radiates pure divinity, basking in the mild tones of the progressing dusk.
A memento of the political, artistic, religious and architectural history of Beijing, China is The Forbidden City. The immaculate and immensely detailed architecture of the site honors the supremacy of Imperial power. Spread graciously over more than 70 hectares of land, it finds mention in the world’s largest palace complexes.
Mount Fuji, with its majestic height of nearly 3776 meters and breathtaking panorama, epitomizes nature’s beauty. Its immense height and girth make it the tallest mountain in Japan. Surrounded by lush tea fields, it is a highly revered and sacred religious site, a reason thousands of pilgrims visit it every year.