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Facts About Angkor Temple
One of the world’s premier architectural sites, Angkor temples and monuments encompass an area of 40sqkm in northwestern Cambodia. These interesting facts of Angkor temples will amaze you when you actually visit this place.
It is the only building that features on a national flag. It is the largest religious building in the world built by the Khmer empire. Its layout represents the entire world. It has a structure like Mount Meru in the center. The central tower represents the summit. There are 4 courtyards depicting the continents and there is a moat that depicts the oceans.
Angkor What, a grand temple complex was built in the 12th century.
Bayon is another beautiful and grand temple complex. Here you will find a lot of enigmatic smiling face structures constructed at the top of the temple. These structures also resemble the king’s face.
This place was abandoned in the 14th century due to invasions on the Khmer Kingdom by Thai kingdom and destruction. Later on, as a part of tourism, this place was re-discovered in the 20th century.
As a matter of fact, this place is a national pride for Cambodians.
Above all, tourism is a vital part of the Cambodian economy. Angkor attracts millions of tourists every year making it the largest tourist destination in the country.
Let’s help those who are planning a visit these alluring facts of Angkor and ancient temples. Here is some quick help guide for you to begin with.
You can start your journey at the Ta Prohm Temple and then to the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Witnessing sunset at Bakeng Mountain is a must. There are a lot of options from where you want to start, you can customize even. Don’t forget to read more about Angkor before starting your journey to visit them. You will be able to relate and appreciate the grandeur more.
- Best time to visit this Temple– November to February
- Best hours to visit the temple – Early morning or lunch
hours Openinghours of the site – 5:00 am
- Closing hours of the site – 5:30 pm
Siem Reap is closest where you can avail guides and good accommodations. Be prepared to walk a lot, after all, it’s a huge site to be explored. Good shoes would surely help to climb easily here and there.
Regardless of the weather, bring a lot of water along to keep yourself hydrated.