Traveling to Asia is one of the most exciting ways to explore this vast and diverse continent. You’ll have a ton of fun doing it on the cheap, especially if you know where to go and what to do when you get there. In this article, I’m going to show you 10 landmarks in Asia that are both cheap and awesome!
Angkor Wat is a temple in Cambodia. It was built in the 12th century and is the largest religious building in the world, with a surface area of over 2 square miles. The name means “city at dawn,” referring to how its massive walls would be reflected on the water by morning light. Angkor Wat has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1992 because of its significance as one of Southeast Asia’s most precious temples.
Angkor Wat was built during four periods: 1190-1220; 1220-1250; 1250-1280; then 1330-1360 (with renovations). Each period saw different styles used for decoration so that when you visit each section, it feels like stepping back into time!
The Great Wall Of China
The Great Wall of China is the world’s longest man-made structure. It stretches across northern China from east to west for more than 6,000 km (3,700 miles), and is visible from space.
Although it wasn’t built as a single project–it took hundreds of years and many dynasties to complete–the Great Wall has become one of the most famous landmarks in the world today.
The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. The Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It’s one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts more than 2 million visitors each year.
Great Pyramid Of Giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and it’s still standing today. It was built around 2560 BC by Pharaoh Khufu as a tomb for himself and his wife, Queen Hetepheres. The pyramid stands at a height of 146 meters (481 feet) on its base; however, it originally reached 147m (483ft) before erosion took its toll over time.
The Great Sphinx stands guard beside the pyramid; this statue has been dated back to 2500 BC but some experts believe that it could be older than even this date would indicate! This massive limestone sculpture depicts a human head with animal body parts including lion paws and wings extended from its backside–it’s thought to represent King Khafre whom historians believe may have been responsible for building both structures (though there is no real evidence either way).
Petra is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Jordan and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built by the Nabataeans as an important trading hub between Arabia and the Roman Empire. The city has been called “the grandest architectural achievement of its time” by UNESCO, and it’s easy to see why: Petra’s monumental structures are carved directly into sandstone cliffs on all sides of a ravine, making it appear like a fantastical palace out of a fairy tale.
The Colosseum is one of Rome’s most famous landmarks. It was originally built as a stadium for gladiatorial games and public spectacles, but today it’s also used as an open-air theater. The Colosseum was built by Emperor Vespasian in AD 72 and could hold up to 50,000 spectators at once–a number that makes it one of the largest amphitheaters ever constructed!
The Colosseum can be found just off Via del Foro Romano in central Rome, near Piazza Venezia. There are plenty of things to see nearby: other ancient ruins like the Arch of Constantine and Palatine Hill; modern Roman architecture such as Palazzo Barberini; shops along Via Condotti; restaurants serving traditional Italian cuisine (like pizza); cafés serving coffee drinks made with espresso beans grown nearby on farms called caffès
Eiffel Tower, Paris France
If you’re looking for a landmark that’s as iconic as it is affordable, look no further than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. The landmark was built in 1889 as part of the World’s Fair and still stands today as one of the most recognizable structures in all of Europe.
The Eiffel Tower is located at 1 Rue de la Trocadero (Metro: Trocadero), which is just outside of central Paris and can be reached by taking a train from Gare du Nord station (Metro: Goncourt). You’ll also find several museums nearby including Museum of Modern Art (Metro: Iena) and Musee des Arts Decoratifs (Metro: Palais Royal-Musique).
To get there from JFK Airport take Air France Flight AF1740 departing at 9:25am arriving at Charles de Gaulle Airport at 10:55am where you’ll need to clear customs before catching another flight to Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2F where your connecting flight will depart at 12pm arriving into Orly Airport just south west of central Paris around 2pm local time. From there take RATP Bus 482 towards Trocadero then switch onto Metro line 6 towards Pont Neuf before exiting onto Avenue du President Wilson; walk up Rue Lafayette until you reach 1 Rue de la Trocadero where your final destination lies!
Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is one of the most famous attractions in South America, and one of the most popular tourist destinations on Earth. The name “Machu Picchu” means “old peak” in Quechua, the language of the Inca Empire that flourished in this region before it was conquered by Spain in 1532.
The citadel was built as an estate for Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui (reign 1438-1471), who was responsible for creating many new settlements throughout Peru during his reign. The city contains many buildings with finely worked stonework, some with carved windows and doors decorated with stone carvings or metal studs called tupus (which are similar to nails).
Opera House, Sydney Australia
The Opera House is a landmark in Sydney, and it’s the most famous landmark in Australia. It was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon along with Australian architect Peter Hall who were both awarded the Pritzker Prize for their work on this building. The design of the opera house is based on a flower petal shape which has become an iconic symbol of Australia ever since its completion in 1973.
The building itself houses several performance spaces including: Concert Hall (2,700 seats), Drama Theatre (1,150 seats), Playhouse (450 seats) and Studio Theatre (200 seats). Additionally there are two restaurants located within it: Bennelong Restaurant ($$$$) and Opera Bar ($$).
Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang North Korea
Ryugyong Hotel is the tallest skyscraper in Pyongyang, North Korea. It is shaped like a pyramid and has about 105 floors. The Ryugyong Hotel was built in 1987 but construction stopped due to economic problems in 1992.
The Ryugyong Hotel is considered one of the wonders of modern architecture because it looks like an alien spaceship landed on earth with its weird shape and bright lights at night time!
St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow Russia
St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most iconic landmarks in Moscow. Built in 1552 as part of Ivan the Terrible’s plan to build a temple to commemorate his capture of Kazan and Astrakhan, this Russian Orthodox church has become one of the most recognizable buildings in all of Russia.
The cathedral was designed by an Italian architect named Umberto Boccioni who wanted to create something unique for its time period and he succeeded! The colorful spires stand out against Moscow’s skyline making them impossible to miss when visiting the city center.
There you have it, 10 landmarks to visit in Asia. We hope that this article has inspired you to go out there and see the world!