Remarkable old architecture can be found throughout all our destinations, including entire cities built by dynasties that have long since fallen. Several of Asia’s ancient cities are still lived in to this day, and many are protected by international law.
Angkor Wat, the quintessential Asian wonder, is almost too obvious to list here - for a while it was the only reason people visited Cambodia, although recent eco-tourism innovations have changed that. Angkor’s famous citadel is the world’s largest religious building, but the Angkor Archaeological Park extends over 150 square miles, preserving ingenious urban Khmer infrastructure that was built between 1,200 and 700 years ago.
It’s a good place to start, but if you’ve ‘been there, done Angkor’, here are six more ancient cities in Asia that deserve your attention.