For you who live in New Jersey, there are many tourist attractions in new jersey you can visit. However, there are times when you may need to change your vacation destination to another place. If it happens to you then you need to go to totally different places, you can try to choose Asia.
There are many great places in Asia that will be able to feast your heart and minds. Such as temple, museum, national park, and so forth. Malaca and George Town for example. It’s multicultural heritage between the civilization of Western and Eastern. The churches, fortifications, and government buildings in Malacca portrays the history in 15th to 18t century period. Therefore, you can only find it at the place where those sites located. So, here are some of them.
Rice Terrace of the Philippine Cordilleras, Philippines
The first of many asia heritage sites you can find is the ancient rice terrace you can find in Cordillera region, Northern Luzon, Philippines. It was built by Ifugao people 2000 years ago. The scenery here is awesome. This unique site also shows you how developed people that lived here thousand years ago. They have found the complicated engineering system that can give the rice field here enough water from the top of the mountain where this structure was built. The great thing about this site is the knowledge about this rice terrace system. This knowledge is preserved very well until today. Therefore, you can still see the implementation of this system on several places in Philippines.
This is one of important archeological sites in Southeast Asia. There is Angkor Archaeological Park in this area. In this exclusive location, you can find many temples from Khmer Empire that rules this area from ninth to fifteenth centuries. And, it’s not only temple, you also can find ancient hydraulic system as well as several water routes that people in the past used for transportation and communication. Of course, if you heard the name Angkor, you must be familiar with Angkor Wat, the world’s largest temple in the world from twelfth century. And, you can find it in this area. This temple is located deep in the forest of Siem Reap province. When you visit this place, just be prepared to amaze on how great this place will be.
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
This is one of beautiful asia natural attractions that you can find. When you arrive in this location, you will find beautiful emerald green waters with beautiful limestone formation where rainforest located. Basically, all of them are green. You will feel like you are entering different world, when you are here. And, don’t only enjoy the beautiful scenery of this place. You also can find more about the background story of this place. Then, you will find one of amazing legend about this place. This place is said formed because of fights against the dragon. When people in this area successfully keep the dragon away, many emeralds came out from dragon mouth. Then from that emerald, this green paradise is formed.
Historic Monuments of Ancient, Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan from seventh to nineteenth century. This place can be said is the center of Japan culture at that era. You can see many beautiful and great architecture structures in this city that has become the proof of these developments. You can find many unique garden designs that aren’t only beautiful. But, these gardens also give many influences on many garden designs around the world. When you enter Kyoto, you find many wooden tradition architectures with Japan style. Basically, if you visit this place, you will feel like time travelling to the past. Therefore, we also can say that this place is one of best asia gateway destinations you can choose.
Great Wall of China, China
With length more than 20,000 km, we can easily say that this is one of magnificent architectural artwork from the past. This wall was built from third century BC to seventeenth century. And, because of this wall too, Chinese empires has been protected from many invades from the North. People from the past used several different materials to build this mega structure. More than that, they also keep fortified this wall with wood, brick, stone and many others to keep it stand for thousand years until today. Therefore, we also can see it as the history record of China culture.
Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra, Indonesia
This is one of asia UNESCO sites. It’s located on the island of Sumatera. With the size more than two million hectares, this rainforest has very rich species of flora and fauna. According to the research, here you will find more than 10,000 species of plant, 550 species of bird and 201 species of mammal. The rainforest itself isn’t only plain rainforest. You also can find many different geographical structures in this area, from caves, waterfall to the lakes and highest active volcano of the country. Of course, the main important thing that you need to find and see it directly here is the endemic species of tigers, the Sumatran tigers. It’s smaller than other species of tiger, which make it unique. More than that, you also can find elephants and Malayan sun bear in this place.
Borobudur Temple, Central Java, Indonesia
This is the largest Buddhist temple in Indonesia that was built in ninth century. The greatest thing about this temple is the shape. If you see it from afar, you will know that the shape looks like a flipped bowl. More than that, there are several levels on this temple that depict the several different stages in human life. And, that’s not all. If you check carefully around the wall of the temple for each level, you can see many different reliefs that tell the story of many different legends. One of them is Ramayana story. At the top of the temple, there is big structure that looks like reversed glass which is called Stupa.
Those were some of best asia tourist attractions that you can find and try to visit. Of course, the most important thing when you visiting them are does not destroy or take anything from it. The only one that you can take and bring home is only photo and memory.