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5 temples should be visited the most in Siem Reap

Angkor Wat is one of the most important monuments in Cambodia, considered as culmination of Khmer art and architecture. With hundreds of temples scattering throughout entire World Cultural Heritage – Angkor Area in Siem Reap, you can only choose few best temples to visit. This article recommend you should visit 10 temples below if you have several days traveling to Cambodia.

Angkor Wat Area

Angkor Wat Area -source” internet

  1. Angkor Wat Temple

Angkor Wat is the largest and most beautiful temple in all of Angkor’s temples. Angkor Wat was built under the reign of King Suryavarman II in the first half of the 12th century. It is dubbed as the peak of Khmer architecture. The temple is famous for its long, embossed corridors and thousands of gorgeous Apsara statues. To explore all Angkor Wat, you must spend all day long.

Angkor Wat Temple

Angkor Wat Temple- source: internet

  1. Bayon Temple

Situated in Angkor Thom Area, Bayon temple is impressive with hundreds of beautiful four-sided statues. Bayon was built in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII and is the only national temple in Angkor built which was primarily dedicated to Buddha. After the death of King Jayavarman, Bayon was remodeled by Hinduism. This is the most impressive temple in the Angkor due to grandeur of its scale and the mystical spiritual feelings when contemplating this temple. Indochina travel agency

Bayon Temple

Bayon Temple -source: internet

  1. Ta Keo temple

Ta Keo Temple was built from green sandstone and is the only unfinished temple in Angkor Thom. Ta Keo was built by Jayavarman V, the son of Rajendravarman when he was 17 years old and was dedicated to Shiva. However, the temple was never completed by the death of the king. According to legend, Ta Keo Temple was struck by lightning during construction and all work was stopped when the major structures were completed.day long. This is also the most beautiful point at dawn in Angkor.


Ta Keo Temple

Ta Keo Temple – source: internet

  1. Ta Prohm Temple

Built in 1186, Ta Prohm is a Buddhist temple reserved for Jayavarman VII’s mother. This is one of the few temples in Angkor that provide evidence of information about the temple’s inhabitants. The temple was home of more than 12,500 people. After the fall of the Khmer Empire in the 15th century, the temple was abandoned. The old trees growing throughout the walls create mysterious and special beauty for the temple. Those who have seen Angelina Jolie’s “Secret Tomb” will especially love to visit this temple.

Ta Phrohm Temple

Ta Phrohm Temple- source: internet

  1. Banteay Kdei Temple

Situated next to Ta Prohm is Banteay Kdei Temple, “the wall of the Monks,” a Buddhist temple in Angkor. The temple was built in the early 13th century under the reign of King Jayavarman VII. This Buddhist monastery is now ruined due to faulty construction and poor quality of sandstone. If you are interested in culture and beauty, you will not be able to overlook the ruins and graceful carving on the walls of this temple.

Banteay Kdei Temple

Banteay Kdei Temple- soure: internet

Siem Reap is the famous tourist city in Cambodia, attracting thousands of tourists every day from all over the world by the wonders of Angkor Temples. If you skip Siem Reap, you never come to Cambodia. Once traveling to the homeland of temples, visitors not only feel mysterious beauty of each temple but also be impressed by friendly, hospitable smile of local people here.

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