The Most Beautiful Temples in Southeast Asia

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


Located in Java, Borobudur is easily the most underrated temple in Asia. Many will know of Angkor Wat and the Taj Mahal, but Borobudur still goes under the radar — except if you follow Ancient Aliens. Built in the 9th century by Mahayana Buddhists, Borobudur is the world’s largest Buddhist temple and it features a spectacular collection of over 500 Buddha statues and the most complete ensemble of Buddhist reliefs in the world at over 2,600.

Sri Mariamman, Singapore

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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!