Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.
Travel to “temples country” Cambodia and explore the beauty of the unique Angkor temples, will be an experience that you never forget.
1. Angkor Wat
This is the most famous temples in Cambodia, built by King Suryavarman II in the 11th century beginning, this was a Hindu shrine, but after the Khmer Buddhist dynasty, the Angkor Wat has become a Buddhist temple.
Temple really huge and brilliant, is surrounded by a large wall. In front of the temple is a lot of lakes are planted lotus, looks very graceful. Because of his very famous, Angkor Wat should always bustling tourists from around the world to visit. Field visits usually flock here from before 6am, long queues learn at lake front to watch the sun rise, and then a visit to the main temple. Waiting in line to climb on top of the tower and you will see, the wait was not in vain.
Angkor frontalBayon is located in the center of Angkor Thom – the last capital of the Angkorian empire. Initially, the temple has 54 towers, large and small, but now only 37 towers relatively intact.
On each tower giant faces carved into stone overlooking the four directions. The face smiles mysteriously made Bayon become one of the most impressive temples and most emotional of Angkor.
3. Ta Prohm
As a special temple in Angkor complex, it becomes more famous actress Angelina Jolie while filming “Secret Tomb”. The temple was built in the Bayon style in the late 12th century and early 13th century, with the first name is Rajavihara and formerly used as a monastery and school of Mahayana Buddhism.
Unlike most temples at Angkor, Taprohm have forgotten the condition as new building: landscape vegetation around the ruins and the jungle that surrounds it has made it one of the temples at Angkor are most tourists visit.
4. Banteay Srei
This is not a typical temple at Angkor, because it is situated about 25km away from the major monuments. Banteay Srei Temple was built primarily of red sandstone, a colored substance is added sculptures meticulously decorated on the wall, which today still visible.
This would be an ideal destination for tourists has been exploring the uniqueness of the architecture of Angkor, just avoid the other tourists crowd.
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