The most mysterious places in Asia
Asia is a large continent with an endless number of different cultures and traditions. Stunning national parks, beautiful temples, hidden caves and islands, there is so much to see and do. Because it’s such a big place, it has so many places off the beaten path that not many people know about.
There are many rather mysterious and mystical places here that can delight you, or they can scare you. Some of these places are well known to tourists, and some cannot even be found on the map.
Wat Rong Khun
This place is in Thailand. It is very different from many temples that can be found throughout the country. This is simply because it is completely white, with no bright colors or embellishments. This is probably one of the most bizarre temples you will come across.
It houses popular Hollywood and music icons that are painted on the murals, as well as creepy bone and skull sculptures throughout the temple.
It is a very popular tourist attraction in Bohol. These unusually shaped hills are a unique landscape addition to the island.
Although the scientific reason for how they formed is due to erosion over millions of years, there are many myths that explain how these hills came to be here.
One famous story told by a local resident claims that they were formed by the tears of a giant, which dried up over time to form the hills we see today. Although this is a rather adventurous theory, these spectacular hills attract visitors from all over the world.
As one of the world’s greatest archaeological mysteries, the Mustang Caves are located in one of the most remote and isolated regions of the Himalayas.
The landscape is unlike anything else in Nepal. There are strange sculpted rock formations here, consisting of nearly 10,000 lairs that are located more than 45 meters above the ground.
It is not known who dug them up, as to do so he would have had to climb an almost vertical rock, which is almost impossible to accomplish even by experienced climbers. Nobody knows what their purpose was. A visit to this mysterious place will certainly leave you surprised and bewildered in equal measure.
Those who have been to Vietnam have probably visited the sand dunes in Mui Ne. The hike to the dunes begins with a walk through a unique wonder known as fairy brooks.
The stream is made up of a very thin layer of water that is surrounded by unique rock formations that make it look like you are walking on Mars. Soon after, the rocky backdrop turns into an endless sea of fiery red sand.
This ancient city, similar to Atlantis, is located in the Ryukyu Islands in Japan. It is a mysterious underwater pyramidal structure hidden in the depths of the ocean.
Although this underwater city was once thought to be a natural creation, further research has revealed that it is actually the remains of a long forgotten civilization.
The crazy part is that it was only discovered in 1995, which means it was unknown to the world until that time. So how did this place just disappear without question? Since its discovery, it has attracted a lot of attention from divers who are eager to explore the remains of this mysterious world.
Do you believe in ghosts? The ancient «Ghost City» located in the province of Chongqing is known as the gateway to the afterlife. This myth was invented almost 2000 years ago, when two imperial officials went to the mountains and gained immortality in the process.
The two men were named Yin and Wang, which combined with Inwang means «King of Hell». This place is full of shrines and temples that are dedicated to the afterlife and the underworld. Whether you believe in the stories or not, this place will definitely give you an eerie feeling if you visit. This place is not for the faint of heart!
This is a hilly area in central Laos where there are over 2,000 mysterious stone jars in the fields, and no one knows how they got there. Some believe they were part of an ancient burial site, while others think they were used to make rice wine.
To this day, the origin and purpose of the jugs are puzzling. The place where the jugs stood was heavily bombed during the war, so it’s another mystery how many of these sculptures are still intact.
Mount Emei, China
- Would you like to live in the clouds? Well, in this place, this dream will become a reality. Get ready for an adventure that will take you 3080 meters above sea level, literally above the clouds.
The Golden Temple and its surrounding buildings seem magical on their own, but become even more impressive with the cloudy mist surrounding them.
- This mystical mountain is located in Tianmen Mountain National Park in China. There is a huge cave here, which is believed to be the gateway to heaven.
It takes 1,000 steps to get to the top of the mountain, and at the very top is a beautifully built temple.
This park is also home to one of the most dangerous roads in the world with endless winding turns along the edge of the mountains. The road has 99 turns, which symbolize 9 different heavenly palaces.