Discover oldest Angkor

Angkor is a land in Cambodia was chosen as the capital of the Khmer Empire, the most powerful Empire in Southeast Asia, development flourished between the 9th to the 15th century.

This ancient land along the sacred places in Cambodia is home to contain excitement, the existing field structure with time carries traces of Hinduism and Buddhism. The temples of Angkor is the heritage of religion, reminded of a cultural-economic center of the world, New York is even wider now.

Angkor Wat

Out of more than 100 stone temples scattered throughout the region of Angkor may list a list of 5 temples that you can’t ignore. No doubt, the head of the list are Angkor Wat. Built by order of King Suryavaram II to give the glass gods of Hinduism Vishnu, this vast Temple consists of 5 concentric rectangular walls and moat the surrounding fins. This is a form of geomancy architecture side by simulating Ocean imaging the universe in Hinduism and Buddhism. Angkor Wat temple is preserved intact in the complex of Angkor, it appears on the flag of Cambodia and the tourist attractions of the country. Angkor Wat was built in at least 37 years. The main tower of the Temple of the simulation Center, the highest peak of the Mount Meru, a mythical mountain range originated from Hindu culture then influences the Indian Buddhism.

When visiting Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples, visitors can also visit Siem Reap, nearby landmarks, a lovely little city located north of Tonle Sap Lake (Lake-the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia). You should stay here from 1 to 2 days to soak up the atmosphere of sacred Angkor.

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Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei, Temple of women are referred to as the jewel of Khmer art. This is demonstrated through the other sculptures depict many details in Hindu Mythology including the fight between Bali and Sugreeva, the monkey Prince Narasimhan (Lion-man incarnations of God Vishnu) killed the demon Hiranyakasipu and burning of Khandava forest.

Banteay is unique amongst the splendid temples of Angkor as it was built by the wealthy courtiers and scholars understand the Cambodian King to serve rather than the King himself. Banteay is built to worship the God Shiva of Hinduism from the year 967. Hence the temple more than the other temples at Angkor.

Floor plan and design of Banteay quite small in contrast to the tremendous rate of Angkor wat and Angkor Thom, but very concentrated and exposed area, it doesn’t create the feeling unwanted. Architecture design focusing on the sculptural motifs tells the stories of Mythology, they covered the red sandstone walls and walkways.

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Preah Khan

Preah Khan is a temple was built by King Jayavarman, these carvings on the temple sitting pointed out that the King had built it at the place where he had defeated the invaders from Champa, a land in present-day southern Vietnam. The lobby has a rectangular perimeter wall in a row surrounding the shrine of Buddha, vast as can’t.

This vast populations not only function as a temple, but also a Buddhist monastery, later the residence of the Vaishnava and Shaiva (devotees of God Vishnu and Shiva, the God of Hinduism). When to visit this sacred piece of land you can’t not admire Prasat Preah Stung, the main tower with four faces carvings Bayon faces. On the one hand inside the corridor segments and two libraries.

This is a different location in Angkor, which you can visit while in Siem Reap. Preah Khan hotel is named after the places for those travelers who prefer the modern, luxurious but also close to the local cultural features long life.

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Ta Prohm

Khmer King Jayavarman VII completes this Royal Monastery built in the 12th century in honour of the imperial family itself. The archetypal image of the Temple of Prajnaparamita, meaning wisdom, was modelled on the King’s mother. Central stone pillar called the beer in the background, where the cross of the order to go ahead at the same time urging successors protect this revered land.

The temple’s location is between Cambodian rainforest lush, dense so it becomes incredibly attracted tourists. Ta Prohm once home to more than 12,500 people and places of worship to thousands of souls who have hid in the surrounding villages. Nowadays this peaceful town stood there like to remind about spiritual life and religious beliefs of the ancient life of the Cambodian people.

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Bayon

One other sacred temples of Angkor is the Bayon, the capital is surrounded by the city walls, featuring a forest of towers carved faces. The fend the giant stone bas-reliefs depicting the faces of the King and the religious worship message. This place used to be where the lecture of Hinduism and Buddhism, exists in a balance unique religion, this is expressed most pronounced over the massive stone faces on the towers of the Bayon, the faces of which one cannot differentiate between the Buddha and Shiva.

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Exploring the sacred in Cambodia, you can reserve a tour of temples (Temple tour). The history and spiritual elements combine in the ancient land, where the stories and myths of religious belief is expressed on the face of stone and the cultural tradition of always waiting for you to discover.

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