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.


Hanoi citadel
The Imperial Citadel buildings reflect a unique South-East Asian culture specific to the lower Red River Valley, at the crossroads between influences coming from China in the north and the ancient Kingdom of Champa in the south.

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi


sukhothai
The great civilization which evolved in the Kingdom of Sukhothai absorbed numerous influences and ancient local traditions.

Sukhothai


ayutthaya
Founded c. 1350, Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai.

Ayutthaya

















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.

Borobudur



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