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Top 20 Best ASEAN Temples – P6. Ananda Temple, Myanmar

( The Ananda Temple, located in Bagan, Myanmar is a Buddhist temple built in 1105 AD during the reign (1084–1113) of King Kyanzittha of the Pagan Dynasty. It is one of four surviving temples in Bagan.

Top 20 Best ASEAN Temples – P5. Batu Caves, Malaysia

( Batu Caves in short also referred as 10th Caves or Hill for Lord Muruga as there are six important holy shrines in India and four more in Malaysia. The three others in Malaysia are Kallumalai Temple in Ipoh, Tanneermalai Temple in Penang and Sannasimalai Temple in Malacca.

Top 20 Best ASEAN Temples – P3. Borobudur, Indonesia

( Borobudur, or Barabudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia, as well as the world's largest Buddhist temple, and also one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world.

Top 20 Best ASEAN Temples – P4. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

( Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares (1,626,000 m2; 402 acres).

Top 20 UNESCO Heritage in ASEAN – P̀.̀̀̀20. Mother Goddesses Worship, Vietnam

( On December 1, 2016, Vietnam’s traditional practice of “Tho Mau Tam Phu” (Worship of Mother Goddesses) was recognised by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This is a purely Vietnamese belief, worshipping female deities, the mothers of nature, through the image of “Thanh Mau” (Mother Saint), a supreme deity having the power to create, manage and assist earthly people. The form of “Tho Mau Tam Phu” belief practice culminates in the “Hau dong” (chanting-trancing) art, which is occult but contains the people’s strong confidence and earnest aspirations for life, thus creating the distinctiveness and eternal vitality of this special form of belief.

Top 20 UNESCO Heritage in ASEAN – P̀.̀̀̀18. Vi-Giam folk music, Vietnam

( Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces in Vietnam received a UNESCO certificate that recognizes Vi-Giam folk music of the two north-central provinces as a world intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2015.

Top 20 UNESCO Heritage in ASEAN – P̀.̀̀̀17. Đờn ca tài tử music, Vietnam

( A musical art with both scholarly and folk roots, Đờn ca tài tử is an indispensable part of the spiritual activity and cultural heritage of the people of southern Viet Nam. The music and songs evoke the people’s life and work on the land and rivers of the Mekong Delta region.

Top 20 UNESCO Heritage In ASEAN – P̀.̀̀̀16. Giong Festival, Vietnam

( The Giong Festival is a traditional festival in commemoration and praise of the mythical hero Saint Giong, one of four immortals of Vietnamese folk beliefs.

Top 20 UNESCO Heritage In ASEAN – P̀.̀̀̀14. Ca trù, Vietnam

( Ca trù ("tally card songs") also known as hát ả đào or hát nói, is an ancient genre of chamber music featuring female vocalists, with origins in northern Vietnam. For much of its history, it was associated with a geisha-like form of entertainment, which combined entertaining wealthy people as well as performing religious songs for the royal court.

Top 20 UNESCO Heritage In ASEAN – P̀.̀̀̀13. Xoan singing

( Xoan singing or hát xoan (Vietnamese for spring singing) is a genre of Vietnamese folk music performed in spring during the first two months of the lunar new year (Tết) in Phú Thọ Province.

Top 20 UNESCO Heritage In ASEAN – P̀.̀̀̀12. Quan họ, Vietnam

( Quan họ singing is a Vietnamese folk music style characterized both by its antiphonal nature, with alternating groups of female and male singers issuing musical challenges and responses, and by the fact that most of the songs in the repertoire deal with topics of love and sentimentality as experienced by young adults.

Top 20 UNESCO Heritage In ASEAN – P̀.̀̀̀11. Space of gong culture, Vietnam

( The space of gong culture in the Vietnam Highlands (Vietnamese: Không gian văn hóa Cồng Chiêng Tây Nguyên) is a region in Central Vietnam that is home to cultures that value gongs.

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