Can you name a few of well-known architectures around the world? What about in Asia? Do you know any gorgeous architectures in Asia? Have you ever been there before? What makes architectures absolutely amazing is not only the overwhelming signature designs, but also the story behind each of them. Let's find out more with us today, shall we?
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List of Famous Architectures in Asia
Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This skyscraper Burj Khalifa is so far the tallest building in the world that also breaks a few other records of the world. That's probably the reason why you should definitely visit it while you are there. The design of the building was inspired by a regional desert flower Spider Lily. It symbolises the cycle of rebirth. It certainly gives such a bright and meaningful back story to this vibrant city of the United Arab Emirates.
Great Wall of China, China
The Great Wall of China is not only an absolutely amazing architecture in Asia, but it is also one of the new 7 Wonders of the World. It is the longest defensive structure and forts in the world. The Great Wall of China is long enough for you to visit it from 15 different regions in China. Hence it becomes a very unique world heritage site and a signature landmark of China.
Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea
The Gyeongbokgung Palace was the main royal palace in Joseon Dynasty. It is the most recognisable ancient architecture in Northern Seoul, South Korea. You will get to visit 5 different palaces (Changdeokgung Palace and the Secret Garden, Changgyeonggung Palace, Deoksugung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine) within the palace area with the purchase of one combined ticket. This is the best place to see historical architectures in Seoul at once!
Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan
Another famous landmark in Asia is the Osaka Castle in the middle of Osaka city centre. This hillside castle is the signature of Osaka; it was once a castle and now reconstructed and repaired into a history museum and served as an observatory tower, where you can enjoy the overlooking view of the city at the top of the castle. Moreover, the park outside of the castle is the perfect spot for photo!
Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Two is better than one for sure. The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur know well. They are former tallest towers and now the tallest twin buildings in the world. This office tower has everything you can find in it - from shops and restaurants to galleries and a science museum. There is also a Sky Bridge in between the towers where you can take a look of the amazing overlooking views of the city.
Taj Mahal, Agra, India
There is a very beautiful love story behind this ivory-white marble architecture. The Taj Mahal is actually a mausoleum specially built to honour Mumtaz Mahal, wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It also houses the tomb of the emperor himself. The architecture is as pure and balanced as their love story. It has now also become one of the new 7 Wonders of the World.