The Most Beautiful Temples in Southeast Asia

Marvel at the region’s culture as through these sacred destinations.


Chiang Rai’s Wat Rong Khun, unlike the rest of the items in this list, is actually a recently built structure. More popularly known as the White Temple, this work of art by the local artist Chalermchai Kositpipat who considers it as an offering to Buddha. He started building with his own money when the original temple was crumbling into ruins, and the local government didn’t have funds to pursue restoration. Construction is still ongoing and they expect to finish in 2070 but it’s open for the public to explore and experience.

Bagan Temples, Myanmar

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Tommy Walker

Tommy Walker

Tommy Walker originates from Northeast England. He began his journey on the road back in 2012 throughout Asia, Oceania and Latin America. Now, over 4 years in, he is a freelance travel writer and content marketing specialist. Tommy has visited the Philippines twice and especially raves about Banaue. He has attended Sinulog festival, swum with Whalesharks and even DJ’d in Boracay!He was featured in the Business Insider, BBC and Choose Philippines. Tommy goes by his own motto “every new place is a good place.”If you don’t see Tommy focused doing Hot Yoga, trailing through rainforests, ducking into the ocean or eating local street food, you’ll see him at a small bar drinking what the locals drink!