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buddhist_monks_in_front_of_the_angkor_watANGKOR WAT

Angkor Wat lies 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) north of the modern town of Siem Reap, and a short distance south and slightly east of the previous capital, which was centred at Baphuon. In an area of Cambodia where there is an important group of ancient structures, it is the southernmost of Angkor’s main sites.

 

676eaad1eec3108ec6300601cd54fd55TAPROHM TEMPLE

pronunciation: prasat taprohm) is the modern name of the temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara

 

 

angkor-thomANGKOR THOM

Angkor Thom , located in present-day Cambodia, was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. It was established in the late twelfth century by King Jayavarman VII.

 

img_3272-1024x768BAYON TEMPLE

The Bayon is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. … The temple is known also for two impressive sets of bas-reliefs, which present an unusual combination of mythological, historical, and mundane scenes.

 

 

 

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BANTEAY SREY

Banteay Srey is a 10th-century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. … These factors have made the temple extremely popular with tourists, and have led to its being widely praised as a “precious gem”, or the “jewel of Khmer art.”

 

BAKONG TEMPLE

Bakong is located at Roluos south of Preah Ko. Enter and leave the temple at the east. A modern Buddhist temple is situated to the right of the east entrance to Bakong. It was build in late ninth century (881) by king Indravarman I dedicated to Siva (Hindu) followed Prah Ko art style.

 

phnom-kulen-cambodiaKULEN MOUNTAIN

he Phnom Kulen mountain range is located 30 km northwards from Angkor Wat. Its name means “mountain of the lychees”. … It also has a major symbolic importance for Cambodians as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire, for it was at Phnom Kulen that King Jayavarma II proclaimed independence from Java in 804 CE.

 

 

preah_vihear_temple-600x2902PREAH VIHEAR

Preah Vihear Temple is an ancient Hindu temple built during the period of the Khmer Empire, that is situated atop a 525-metre (1,722 ft) cliff in the Dângrêk Mountains, in the Preah Vihear province, Cambodia.

 

4575419_origKOH KER

Koh Ker is a remote archaeological site in northern Cambodia about 120 kilometres (75 mi) away from Siem Reap and the ancient site of Angkor. It is a very jungle filled region that is sparsely populated. … Koh Ker is the modern name for an important city of the Khmer empire.

 

 

kbal_spean_attractionsKBAL SPEAN

Kbal Spean is described as “a spectacularly carved riverbed, set deep in the jungle to the northeast of Angkor”. The river over which the bridge head exists is also known as Stung Kbal Spean, a tributary of the Siem Reap River that rises in the Kulein mountains north of Banteay Srei.

 

 

kompong-khleangFLOATING VILLAGE

Cambodia’s Great Tonle Sap Lake sits only 15 km south of town, a unique eco-system and cultural area offering the opportunity to see a different side of the Siem Reap – floating villages, cultural and nature tours, birdwatching