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Date: 11/12/2014

The majestic Angkor temples, his taciturn contained in the value of culture, history, religion ... always have a special attraction for tourists visiting the country pagoda.

1. Angkor Wat

Speaking to the temples in Cambodia, people often think of Angkor Wat as a relic of the great religions and most recognizable. However, in Khmer, Angkor means "city" and Wat is the 'temple' - that is Angkor Wat is only one temple in Cambodia, and the whole relic temple here called the Public Angkor archaeological Park with an area of 400 km2 including more than 1,000 temples with both large and small sizes. It has been recognized by UNESCO as world cultural heritage and is a destination not to be missed by tourists visiting the temples country.

Angkor Wat is the most famous temple in Cambodia, built in the 11th century by King Suryavarman II. Initially, the temple was built for the Hindus, but when the Khmer dynasty Buddhist temples of Angkor Wat, it became the place of Buddhist worship.

The temple is built on a large area with large wall surrounds. In front of the temple is a large lake was planted lotus flowers blooming beautiful. In the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, it attracts the most tourists. In group long queue at the lake since 6am just to watch the sunrise, then visit the temple and climb the tower for a panoramic view here.

2. Bayon

Unlike the architecture of Angkor Wat, Bayon is a temple in Angkor Thom - the last capital city of Angkor empire. Bayon Temple was built in the late 12th century early 13th century by King Jayavarman VII. The temple has a total of 54 towers, large and small, but so far only 37 towers relatively intact.

Unlike the other Angkor temples are often built for the king, the Bayon temple was built entirely devoted to the Buddha's followers of Mahayana Buddhism.

Characteristics of the most recognizable in the architecture of this temple is on the top of the tower are carved faces who turned out four directions. On the face was impassive but smiles mysteriously brought unforgettable impression on visitors.

3. Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm temple was built in the late 12th century Bayon style. Originally called Rajavihara and used as a monastery and school of Mahayana Buddhism. This is a special temple in Angkor, it became famous after the scene in the movie 'The Secret Tomb' with the participation of famous actress Angelina Jolie.

Unlike other temples in Angkor, Ta Prohm seemingly forgotten. It is surrounded by tropical forests, the large tree roots cling to the pillar or stalking around the walls. But it is that makes Ta Prohm temple becomes more special and it became one of the few temples attract the most visitors.

4. Banteay Srei

Not the typical temple in the Angkor temples but the wire is small and most special. Banteay Srei temple is built of red sandstone added a little bit of color mixing. Also, on the wall of the temple is but reliefs carved exquisite and still retain the intact to this day.

There are about 25 km from the famous temples of Ankor area so this is an ideal location for both tourists interested in exploring the Angkor unique architecture, but just want to stay away from the noise of the crowd tourists.

Things to note when visiting the temples in Cambodia

1. Car

If you would like to visit the temple here favorable, you need to rent a bike (if obvious way) or a tuk-tuk driver, they will take you to go to any temple you want. Not only that, it also guides you keen to learn more about the history of the temple.

2. Go into the early morning

Want to enjoy the perfect beauty of the temple, then you should go early in the morning when the sun is not yet awake. This is the best time for you to watch the sunrise and not to jostle with the crowd to visit the temple.

3. Costumes original glass

This is a spiritual address is required so you have to wear dress discreetly. Avoid those sleeveless, short pants or skirts too high pillow.



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