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Angkor Wat was the famous center of the Khmer empire that once ruled most of Southeast Asia. Even though, this civilization went extinct, its amazing temples and buildings have been still steadily existing in the jungle for hundreds of years.

Today, Angkor Wat is the well-known ancient city of Cambodia attracting many travelers all over the world and this area is still breathtaking to see. And the most favourite temples are Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Phrom, and Angkor Thom. So, for those who have a desire to travel to Angkor Wat and discover, hoping that you will get as much as possible useful information from these former travelers’ share before your trip here in the future. Travel to Angkor Wat with: Indochina travel Cambodia
The ancient beauty of Angkor Wat

The ancient beauty of Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat was built by the King Suryavarman and it is considered the biggest Asian pyramid. The temple is over 200 feet high and divided into several layers. The central part has four towers in the lotus flower shape. This temple is the largest in the whole complex and it also is where the historic site gets its name. Travelers come here for many reasons, among them the factor of impressive history is one of the main characters. Angkor Wat has the central temple complex, where has 2,600 feet of bas-reliefs, comprising of famous battles and Buddhist scenes like the Battle of Kurukshetra, the Army of Suryavarman II, Heaven and Hell, Churning of the Ocean of Milk, Elephant Gate, Vishnu Conquers the Demons, Khrisna and the demon King, and the Battle of Lanka even Battle of the Gods and the Demons.

angkor wat

angkor wat

Elephant Terrace

Elephant Terrace is a 1000 foot terrace of elephants, over 300 meters long, covered in stunning bas-relief sculptures of elephants, horses, lions, dancers, and warriors. You know, with many lions decorated this enormous path make Elephant Terrace become more features. In fact that it was used as a giant viewing stand during public ceremonies, royal ceremonies, and so on. Therefore, now its is one of the busiest sites here for many tourism and ceremony activities. Traveling the terrace of the elephants you will have a great chance to discover another amazing things that it’s impossible to see anywhere else. Cambodia travel and tours

Elephant Terrace in Angkor Thom

Elephant Terrace in Angkor Thom- source: internet

Pre Rup

This temple is about 2,000 feet south of the East Baray, it’s built by Rajendravarman as his capital after re-establishing Angkor once he took over as king. Pre Rup temple was at the center of a city that has long since vanished. When traveling here you can climb the steep steps up to the three tiers of the pyramid.

Preah Khan

Preah Khan is among the largest sites in the Angkor temple complex. This site is not only an very important temple, but also it appears to have been a large Buddhist university with over one thousand teachers at one time. The site was a previous palace of the king Yasovarman II and Tribhuvanadityavarman, and historians believe that a famous battle was fought on this site.

Preah Khan temple, Angkor Zone

Preah Khan temple, Angkor Zone- source: internet

Besides, these places such as: Ta Som, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, Preah Ko (Sacred Bull), Srah Srang, Terrace of the Leper King, Baksei Chamkrong  are also very good ones for traveling and discover something really special when you decide to Angkor Wat.

For centuries, Angkor Wat has been a favourite tourism destination with travelers around the world, especially with those who are keen on history. If you are planning to Angkor Wat, you should keep some places mentioned above on the top of destinations list. Absolutely, you will never regret when traveling to Angkor zone and hoping that you find out a lot of new interesting things from here.