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Top 20 Oldest Cities In Southeast Asia
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Top 20 Oldest Cities In Southeast Asia

In the region, several cities are widely and popularly claim to be ‘the oldest city in the world’.

Together with the global list, we have gathered more information on other parts of the region that are also considered as ‘the oldest’ , respectively and in rankings.

Notes: Age claims as listed below might vary, and contained different definitions. Generally, the findings are all around almost.

The term AD stands for Anno Domini, used to label or number years in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is acknowledged that 500 AD means a little more than 1500 years ago.

1. HANOI, VIETNAM

Historical Region: Jiaozhou

Age: 1,564 years (since 454 AD)

http://vietnamchannel.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/hanoi-cremic-way1.jpg | vietnamchannel.info
http://vietnamchannel.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/hanoi-cremic-way1.jpg | vietnamchannel.info

 

Hanoi old quarter | Vietnam Travel Guide
Hanoi old quarter | Vietnam Travel Guide

2. PALEMBANG, INDONESIA

Historical Region: Srivijaya

Age: 1,335 years (since 683 AD)

Sirivajaya temple | dharmarepublic.com
Sirivajaya temple | dharmarepublic.com

 

Source: Vizitrip
Source: Vizitrip

3. LUANG PRABANG, LAOS

Historical Region: Muang Sua

Age: 1,320 years (since 698 AD)

That Makmo Stupa | southeastasiatours.com
That Makmo Stupa | southeastasiatours.com

 

Luang Prabang street | Away From the Office
Luang Prabang street | Away From the Office

 4. SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

Historical Region: Khmer Empire

Age: 1,217 years (since 801 AD)

Source: Cambodia (Google Images)
Source: Cambodia (Google Images)

5. BAGAN, MYANMAR

Historical Region: Pagan Empire

Age:  1,169 years (since 849 AD)

Source: Myanmar Travel
Source: Myanmar Travel

6. MANILA, PHILIPPINES

Historical Region: Tondo and Rajahnate Of Maynila

Age: 1,118 years (since 900 AD)

China town in Manila, Philippines | Trover
China town in Manila, Philippines | Trover

7. MAGELANG, INDONESIA

Historical Region: Mataram

Age: 1,111 years (since 907 AD)

Borobudur temple from afar | javaparadise.com
Borobudur temple from afar | javaparadise.com

 

 

8. BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, BRUNEI

Historical Region: Po-ni and Bruneian Empire

Age: 1,041 years (since 977 AD)

Source: CruiseBe
Source: CruiseBe

9. BUTUAN, PHILIPPINES

Historical Region: Rajahnate of Butuan

Age: 1,017 years (since 1001 AD)

Butuan City St Joseph Cathedral | Wikimedia Commons
Butuan City St Joseph Cathedral | Wikimedia Commons

10. YANGON, MYANMAR

Historical Region: Konbaung Dynasty

Age:  975 years (since 1043 AD)

Source: Planet Bell
Source: Planet Bell

11. KEDIRI, INDONESIA

Historical Region: Kediri Kingdom

Age: 976 years (since 1042 AD)

Monumen Simpang Lima Gumul Kediri | Tempat Wisata Wordpress blog
Monumen Simpang Lima Gumul Kediri | Tempat Wisata Wordpress blog

12. SINGAPORE

Historical Region: Temasek

Age: 848 years (since 1170 AD)

Old Supreme Court Buildling of Singapore | Delightful Travel Deals – Tourist's Guide to Singapore WordPress
Old Supreme Court Building of Singapore | Delightful Travel Deals – Tourist's Guide to Singapore WordPress

13. BANDA ACEH, INDONESIA

Historical Region: Aceh Sultanate

Age: 813 years (since 1205 AD)

Source: Kanal Aceh
Source: Kanal Aceh

14. SURABAYA, INDONESIA

Historical Region: Singhasari

Age: 725 years (since 1293 AD)

Surabaya Internatio Building | Nations Online Project
Surabaya Internatio Building | Nations Online Project

15. MUAR, MALAYSIA

Historical Region: Majapahit

Age: 657 years (since 1361 AD)

Tanjung Emas, Muar in Malaysia’s southern state Johor | aldusun
Tanjung Emas, Muar in Malaysia’s southern state Johor | aldusun

16. PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

Historical Region: Mataram

Age: 646 years (since 1372 AD)

Source: World Express Tour
Source: World Express Tour

17. MELAKA, MALAYSIA

Historical Region: Melaka Sultanate

Age: 622 years (since 1396 AD)

Source: Malaysia Public Holidays
Source: Malaysia Public Holidays

18. HOI AN, VIETNAM

Historical Region: Nguyen Dynasty

Age: around 536 years (since 14th century)

The Venice of Vietnam | Moments of Yugen
The Venice of Vietnam | Moments of Yugen

19. BOGOR, INDONESIA

Historical Region: Sunda Kingdom

Age: 536 years (since 1482 AD)

Source: ALLindonesiaTourism.com
Source: ALLindonesiaTourism.com

20. TELUK INTAN, MALAYSIA

Historical Region: Perak Sultanate

Age: 507 years (since 1511 AD)

The Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan in Malaysia’s Perak state | Orang Perak
The Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan in Malaysia’s Perak state | Orang Perak

Source : Wikipedia and SoCawlege.com

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