Asian culture is fascinating and lends itself to highly enjoyable dates. Breathtaking landmarks with an Asian or Oriental influence can be found all over the country, and the flavour of the subcontinent can be found in almost every city and town. We’ve assessed and collected the best Asian landmarks and sites of interest from around the UK, meaning you can focus all of your energy on having a fun-filled Asian dating experience.
London’s Peace Pagoda
Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ.
Sitting on the bank of the River Thames, among the verdant Battersea Park, is a real slice of East Asian culture – The Peace Pagoda. Marvel at the splendour of this intriguing structure, erected in 1985 as a spiritual centre for London’s emerging Buddhist community. If the weather’s right you can pack some food and enjoy views of the river, city skyline and, of course, the pagoda as you and your date enjoy a spot of al fresco Asian dating.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR.
15 acres of delightful greenery await you at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston. You and your date can sample the wonderful fragrances and exotic plant life, including a specialist Japanese and bonsai garden. This courtyard garden, built with the help of the Japanese Garden Society, features funky and authentic Asian plants which can be explored either on foot or viewed from above in the Tropical House.
Museum of East Asian Art
12 Bennett Street, Bath, Avon, BA1 2QJ.
As you step into the Museum of East Asian Art you will be greeted by a gentle wave of fascinating history. With exhibitions, events and activities, there’s sure to be something for you and your Asian date to immerse yourselves in. Located on Dorchester Street in the historic city of Bath, you are also just minutes’ walk away from a host of cafes, restaurants and many striking remnants from Bath’s Roman past.
The Oriental Museum
Elvet Hill, Durham City, DH1 3TH.
Located in the hilly and cobbled streets of Durham City, the Oriental Museum on Elvet Hill is the only museum devoted to Oriental architecture and art in the North of Britain, offering a delightful dating experience. You and your date can soak up exhibitions with influences from Japan, India and South East Asia while the museum curators also host regular events and activities for you to get involved with.
Southall Sikh Gurdwara
Havelock Road, Southall, UB2 4NP.
Did you know that Southall is home to Europe’s largest Sikh temple? Show your Asian date the beauty of one of Southall’s most significant and attractive religious buildings. Built in 2003, this marble and granite structure can host up to 3,000 worshippers. Avoid peak times, such as early in the morning and in the evening, if you’re thinking of including a visit to the temple as part of your date.