See Top Drone Videos of Pagodas and Temples

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Angkor Wat

Fabio Knoll

The most recognizable site in Cambodia is the ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat, in the Siem Riep province. Built in the early 12th century, the world’s largest religious monument was originally a Hindu temple before becoming tied to Buddhism 100 years later. Contributor Fabio Knoll used a drone to create a visual masterpiece of this ancient temple, once the seat of the Khmer Empire which ruled much of Southeast Asia.

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Wat Tham Sua

Flying Horizons

Wat Tham Sua ("Tiger Cave Temple") is one of two  famous Buddhist temples near Kanchanaburi, in the west-central part of Thailand.  While the temple was only built in the 1970's, it quickly became a popular cultural site, and it also benefits from being nearby the site of the fabled Bridge Over the River Kwai.  Flying Horizons used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to treat us to an aerial view of this not-so-ancient temple in the jungle.      

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Sunset over Doi Inthanon

Unraveled Studios

Unraveled Studios created this epic drone video from one of the most scenic spots in Thailand.  It's shot at Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand at almost 2.6k meters (8.4k ft.) above sea level.  It's in the country's Chiang Mai province, its northernmost, near the border with Myanmar.  The video beautifully captures the mountain peak at sunset as well as the iconic looking Doi Inthanon temple shimmering in the fading sunlight.  

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Wonderful Borobudur Indonesia ( World Heritage Site, UNESCO )


In this video, contributor Sevendrone gives us an aerial view of Borobudur, one of Indonesia's greatest cultural treasures.  The Buddhist temple is located in the central part of Java.  Constructed in the 9th century, the temple is most distinguished by its massive dome.  The dome is surrounded by over 70 Buddha statues, part of the 500+ such statues in and around the structure.  Borobudur has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.

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Bagan -A forest of temples- Aerial

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The ancient city of Bagan is located in the Myanmar province of Mandalay, deep in the interior of the country.  Hundreds of years ago, Bagan was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, the precursor to modern-day Myanmar.  In this video, contributor NAVA uses a DJI Phantom 1 drone to give a bird's eye view of some of the Bagan region, a plains area which at one point was home to more than 10,000 Buddhist temples and pagodas.

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Golden Temple, Amritsar


Contributor Harry713 created this stunning drone video of the Golden Temple, one of the most sacred places in the Sikh religion.  It's in the city of Amritsar, in the Punjab region of northwestern India.  The temple was built in the 16th century and suffered significant damage over the years from those hostile to the Sikh religion.  Sikhism is a monotheistic creed which originated in the Punjab region in the 15th century and is the world's fifth largest religion by followers.

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Lake over Pura Ulun Danu Tamblingan, Bali

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Contributor Kinjo used a drone to create this marvelous aerial video of a Hindu temple in Bali, Indonesia.  The form of Hinduism practiced in Bali is somewhat distinct from how it is practiced in other parts of the world, and Balinese Hindu temples are called pura's.  The temple is located on the shores of Lake Tambinglan, in the Buleleng district in the northwestern corner of the island.  The lake is surrounded by volcanoes and is an important destination for spiritually oriented travelers.

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Prambanan Temple, Indonesia


Contributor Philedrone created this magnificent aerial video of a well known Hindu temple in Indonesia.  The Prambaban Temple is situated in what is now the special region of  Yogyakarta, near the center of the island of Java.  Built in the 9th century, it's the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia and one of the largest in the world.  While Indonesia is predominantly Muslim, it does have a Hindu minority which is estimated to number about 4 million, most of whom live in Bali.  

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OSHO-FPV in temple


FPV pilot ERINNU-FPV flew through the Mount Hōō Ryutoku-hi Temple in Miyagi, Japan with her quad in this "enlightening" drone video!  She brings drone blessings as she flows through the temple and surrounding grounds that are accented with talismans, statues of Buddha, and autumn trees.  As a final send off, a monk sends good vibes as she wraps up her flight.

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Mandalay - Mingun - Myanmar

Leni Sediva

Contributor Leni Sediva created an epic video of her travels in the central part of Myanmar.  Using a combination of drone (aerial) and ground footage, she takes us around the Mandalay region.  The highlight of the video is footage of the giant Mingun Temple, which was started in 1790 but never completed.  Had it been finished, it would have been the largest temple in the world.   It lies on the Irrawaddy River, Myanmar's most important waterway.

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The Chalong Temple in Phuket

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Thailand's Phuket province has nearly 30 Buddhist temples, a testament to the religious sentiment of the island.  The most famous of these is the Wat Chalong Temple, which sits above the town of Chalong near the southern tip of the island.  Wat Chalong was built in the late 19th century in honor of two monks who led political struggles in the company at that time.  Contributor Raivig used a drone to capture the beauty of this important religious landmark from a drone.  

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Wat Chalermprakiat Temples in Thailand

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Want to travel off the beaten path? Add this remote destination to your bucket list. A drone pilot captured the beauty of Wat Chalermprakia. These temples were built on Mountain peaks in Thailand by roughly 40 locals in honor of King Rama IV. The project began in 2004 and took only a few years to complete. Experience their wonder from the sky! 


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Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok

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Batu Caves Temple

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