Southeast Asia

Discover the extraordinary art and architecture of this vast region which includes palaces, temples and mosques inspired by the Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic religions.

Ban Chiang Clay Jar, Ban Chiang, north-eastern Thailand, 1st millennium B.C.E. © Trustees of the British Museum
This well-preserved example of patterned earthenware dates to Thailand’s earliest agricultural communities.

Ban Chiang Clay Jar

Borobudur, Indonesia (photo: Claire André, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
The walkways and reliefs of this incredible sanctuary guide pilgrims toward higher states of consciousness.


Aerial view, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 1116-1150 (photo: Peter Garnhum, CC BY-NC 2.0)
This temple remains the largest religious monument in the world. Once a Hindu shrine, it is now used by Buddhists.

Angkor Wat