In pictures: The stunning temples of Asia

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ASIA’S cultural heritage spans as far and wide as its geography, with a rich history that is centuries old, awe-inspiring well-preserved architecture, delicious cuisines made from their forefathers’ recipes and family secrets, and steep religious traditions which differ from country to country.

The region is home to hundreds of temples dedicated to the various gods and goddesses, from Buddhism to Hinduism, to Taoism and Confucianism, not forgetting the Japanese Shinto and beyond.

Each intricately designed temple is different from the next, with its own story to tell. Some may boast soaring pagodas while others none at all and a handful are relatively newer than the rest.

Exploring Asia’s majestic temples will surely leave you spellbound so here is our selection of the most stunning temples in the region to get you started:

Borobudur Temple (Central Java, Indonesia)

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The Temple of Heaven (Beijing, China)

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Big Buddha (Koh Samui, Thailand)

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The Lotus Temple (New Delhi, India)

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Angkor Wat (Siem Reap, Cambodia)

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Yonggungsa Temple (Busan, South Korea)

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Wat Rong Khun (Chiang Rai, Thailand)

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Gawdawpalin Temple (Bagan, Myanmar)

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Fushimi Inari Taisha (Kyoto, Japan)

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Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (Bali, Indonesia)

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