Saving the best for last, my final blog about Cambodia is the famous Angkor Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
first glimpse of Angkor Wat
Spellbound, Mesmerized, Hypnotized, Overwhelmed, Astound. These are just few words that would best describe my feelings when I first set my eyes on this work of art. I am neither archaeology fanatic, nor historical enthusiast but reading books, watching documentaries, searching Google beforehand made me appreciate what had transpired many centuries ago. How did they construct this colossal city with bare hands, how defined each details, how precise the architectural structure sans modern technology.
Known as “The Temple City” and is considered the largest religion center in the world spanning more than 400km of land area.
TaPhrom Also called “The Jungle Temple” because of the large trees uprooted the temple. This place was popularized by the movie Tomb Raider. And not much restoration has been made from the time it was discovered.
Known as the “The Great City” and said to be the last capital of the Khmer Empire. Here is where high priest, government officials and military reside.
Entrance Gate of Angkor Thom
Located at the center of Angkor Thom and regarded as the most decorated temple in the Angkor Complex.
Terrace of the Elephant
Located inside Angkor Thom, it is thought that here is where public events took place.
Terrace of the Leper King
Also located inside Angkor Thom and positioned just opposite the Terrace of Elephants.
This beautiful masterpiece is unquestionably something to behold. And you cannot resist the temptation of having your photo taken in every corner of each temple.
personalized entrance pass
(you may check our budget and itinerary for this trip – Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Tour)