Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

The ancient city of Angkor located in the central north of Cambodia is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia.  It contains some of the biggest temples in the region and some of the world’s most breathtaking architectural wonders.  Those sites are the remains of the old capital of the great Khmer Empire which lasted from 802 to 1432, once considered one of the largest city in the world.  Those multiple temples and monuments surrounded with a dense tropical forest, stretch over 400 km2, truly represent the grandeur of the past empire and are a symbol of one of the most remarkable place in South East Asia.  The Angkor Archaeological complex is not only a UNESCO World Heritage site since1992 but also the jewel of Cambodia,  attracting several millions of visitors each year.  Some of the most important temples include the famous Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom with at its centre the Bayon Temple and further east the temple of Ta Prohm, each with countless sculptural decorations.  Let’s discover each one of them.


Angkor Wat topics

  1. Introduction to Angkor
  2. About Angkor Wat
  3. About Angkor Thom and Bayon
  4. About Ta Prohm
  5. About Siem Reap
  6. Photographs of Angkor Wat

About Angkor Wat

Located only a few kilometres north of Siem Reap, Angkor Wat which can be translated to “City Temple” is perhaps the mostly know of all the Angkor archaeological sites.  It is considered as one of the most inspiring wonders of  the world, because of its grandeur,  Khmer architectural balance and numerous sculptures adorning its walls. It is not only the most important tourist attraction of the country but also a very symbolic monument for Cambodian, even appearing on the national flag. It was built in 12 century for king Suryavarman II as part of the capital city of the Khmer Empire, first as a Hindu temple and then as a Buddhist Wat.

Angkor Thom -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Thom -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


About Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom meaning “Great City” is located further north of Angkor Wat.  It is said to be the last enduring capital city of the Khmer empire and some believe to have sustained a population of up to 150,000 people during its great years.  It was built at the end of the 12 century by king Jayavarman VII.  It has an area of 9 km² with at its centre the state temple of Bayon.  The temple of Bayon includes some 54 towers each with four faces, some believe representing a combination of the King and Buddha. Other beautiful religious monuments can be found further north including Baphuon and Phimeanakas.

Ta Prohm -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Ta Prohm -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

About Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm is located on the east side of the Angkor Complex. As Angkor Thom it was built in the late 12 century by king Jayavarman VII. It is best known for a perfect mix of nature and human handiwork with old large trees embracing marvellous stonework.  This architectural and natural beauty even became the background of the famous Hollywood film Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie.

Siem Reap-Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Siem Reap-Best of Angkor, Cambodia

About Siem Reap

As the Angkor complex itself has no facilities or accommodations, the nearest town of Siem Reap with its own airport is the main point of entry for visitors. What was once a small village, soon became one of the primary destination in Cambodia. This mid size town has plenty of hotels, restaurants and shops to choose from, and is a perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing.


Photographs of Angkor

Angkor Thom -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Thom -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Angkor Thom -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Thom -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Angkor Thom -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Thom -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Angkor Thom -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Thom -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Angkor Thom -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Thom -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Wat-Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Bayon -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Siem Reap-Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Siem Reap-Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Ta Prohm -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Ta Prohm -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Ta Prohm -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Ta Prohm -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Ta Prohm -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Ta Prohm -Best of Angkor, Cambodia


Ta Prohm -Best of Angkor, Cambodia

Ta Prohm -Best of Angkor, Cambodia