The continent of Asia consist of 48 countries including India, Srilanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Japan and other countries. Asia is the birthplace of all the major religions of the world. Asian civilizations gave rise to some of the world’s most revolutionary ideas and technology advancements. From ancient surgery to finding zero as a symbol in arithmetic operations, to the field of modern science, Asia is the largest contributor of all time.
Southeast Asia is known to be the birth place of some of the prominent religion of the continent, namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and various Guru-ism. None of the continents in the world includes so many Temples and Spiritual Places as in Asia. Some of the most popular temples in Asia are the Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Prambanan Temple in Indonesia and The Batu Caves Hindu Shrine in Malaysia.
Jainism is a religion that specifies pacifism and a non-violent path towards all living beings. Two of the most visited Jain temples throughout the year are the Ranakpur Jain Temple in India and the Kathmandu Jain temple in Nepal.
There is a large population of Buddhist followers in countries like China, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. The Potala Palace in Tibet, the Wat Phra Kaew (also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha) in Thailand, and the Borobudur Temple in Indonesia are some of the world’s largest and most famous Buddhist temples. Thailand’s Wat Rong Khun is recognized as the White Temple and Sri Lanka’s Dambulla Cave Temple are some of the buddhist temples that attract millions of travelers every year.
Several Gurudwaras in Asia serve as an important pilgrimage site for Sikhs worldwide. Some of the most visited ones are the Golden Temple in India, Central Sikh Temple in Singapore, Gurudwara Nanaklama Sahib in Bhutan, and Sikh Temple Tanjung Priok in Indonesia. There are over 100 Malaysian Sikh Temples in Malaysia.