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18 Photos Of Ingenious Asian Temples That Will Leave You Gasping In Awe

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Eastern architecture is impressive and diverse. Tourists often stop in their tracks at the first sight of a historic Asian temple, trying to wrap their minds around the bold mix of traditional elements and unbridled creativity. The angles, shapes, colors and lighting of these buildings seem to defy the rules of conventional architecture.
Here are a few of the world’s most incredible religious buildings from Taiwan to China and Japan; some photographed using a drone. Enjoy… and be prepared to pick up your jaw!

1. Dragon and Tiger Pagodas on Lotus Lake, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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2. Wat Asokaram, Samut Prakan, Thailand

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3. Taiwan Confucian Temple, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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4. Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple) Dusit, Thailand

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5. Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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6. Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple), Chiang Rai, Thailand

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7. Wat Sampran (Dragon Temple), Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

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8. Sumeru Mountain Palace, Muang Boran museum, Samut Prakan, Thailand

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9. Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), Bangkok, Thailand

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10. Spring and Autumn Pavilions on Lotus Lake, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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11. Sensō-ji temple, Tokyo, Japan

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12. Loha Prasat (Metal Castle), Bangkok, Thailand

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13. Zōjō-ji temple, Tokyo, Japan

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14. Wat Asokaram, Samut Prakan, Thailand

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15. Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Bangkok, Thailand

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16. Zōjō-ji temple pagoda, Tokyo, Japan

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17. Al-Khazneh (Treasury) temple, Petra, Jordan

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18. Dragon and Tiger Pagodas on Lotus Lake, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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18 Photos Of Ingenious Asian Temples That Will Leave You Gasping In Awe
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