Indochina is one of the most attractive regions for tourists all over the world to explore the distinctive culture and appealing natural beauty. If you get the opportunity to take Indochina tour packages, do not miss Indochina’s remarkable temples below.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat Temple Complex – one of the seven wonders of the world is the most renowned tourist destination in Cambodia. It can be said that the temple is the greatest legacy that the Khmer left for posterity. The entire architectural complex is outstanding and unique with ancient sculptures. The towers, temples, and immense corridors are made of boulders, stacked on top of each other. Patterns decorated with stone such as Buddha, dancers, warriors, and lotus flowers illustrate the epic Ramayana and Mahabharata are very lively and soft.
Temple architecture simulates in the form of India’s great Meru mountain, of which the highest central tower up to 65m symbolizes the legendary Meru mountain and the five surrounding towers correspond to the five peaks. Angkor Wat is the pride of Cambodian, a must-see destination that you cannot miss in your Vietnam Cambodia trip itinerary.
Bai Dinh Pagoda, Vietnam
It will be deficient if you ignore Bai Dinh pagoda in your small group tours to Vietnam and Cambodia. Located in Ninh Binh Province, it is the largest temple which possesses the most records in Vietnam such as the largest golden bronze Buddha statue in Asia, the longest Arhat corridor in Asia, or the biggest bronze bell in Vietnam.
The temple complex covers an area of 539 hectares, including 27 hectares of Bai Dinh ancient area, 80 hectares of Bai Dinh area newly built in 2003 and many other items. Bai Dinh temple is situated on the mountainside, between the vast valleys, lakes and rocky mountains, at the western gateway to Hoa Lu ancient capital.
The temple’s architectural features are influenced by Vietnamese culture and deeply imbued with the national identity. Especially, the materials are taken from the famous villages of Vietnam such as Tu Thiet wood and Bat Trang pottery.
Pha That Luang Temple, Laos
As the symbol of Laos and also the largest and most beautiful temples here, Pha That Luang is a cultural image representing the creativity of Laotians, built in 1566. The typical highlight of Pha That Luang is the unique design of the alcoholic bottle, of which the exterior is gold-plated. The tower has many stairs symbolizing the different stages in the enlightenment of Buddhism – Shakyamuni. The lowest level represents the physical world, and the high one represents the realm of nothingness.
Traveling there, do not forget to take a stroll around gardens, monuments, Buddha statues, small temples, and Wat Neua That Lang Palace to learn more about the symbolic culture of this beautiful country. That Luang is proudly a real wonder of Laotian people, in which each sharp contour with the bold cultural mark of Laos. The dazzling yellow color covering the temple makes it more solemn and magnificent.
Surely these gorgeous temples above will never disappoint you once traveling there. We hope that you have a memorable time when spending your holiday in Indochina.