Angkor Thom, Siem Reap

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Angkor Thom features the epic remains of the last "great city" of the Khmer Empire. Founded in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII, the city was a true administrative, military, and religious center of the kingdom. The wooden structures have long collapsed, but the stone walls, five gates, and terraces adorned with elaborate carvings still remain, with some portions completely restored--such as the popular south gate. To approach this gate you need to walk through a moat between two rows of statues holding the seven-headed Naga (giant serpent)--symbolizing the passage from the world of people to the world of goods. A Buddhist temple sited at the center inside the walls represents the connection between heaven and earth. Do not miss the terrace decorated with elephant carvings where royal parties took place. Put Angkor Thom into our Siem Reap trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It is a must visit place when you are visiting Siem Reap. Angkor Thom is one of the main temples in Angkor Watt  more »
  • In addition to Preah Khan and Ta som was Angkor Thom, one of the highlights of our two-day TukTukTour by Angkor. The complex is well preserved and restored, especially the stone carvings on the upper floor have impressed me. Photographers can enjoy themselves here full hobby. You should go beyond the indicated paths, viewing deserted courtyards and Chambers.
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  • Visited in day trips Angkor Wat from Phnom Penh last was at the Bayon temple at Angkor Thom. (The details from Phnom Penh and in Word of mouth ankhor) pressure was also another great ruins. Guide me to it was the King of Angkor Thom has respected the great King was on hand to relatives for the power of the King is the King of Angkor Wat was. Guide it's description should see the good points to take me while in an appropriate time, guide you even hear stories about there day tours so's recommend around. The Angkor Thom Bayon takes 1 hour was a bit. Because this was the only one day tour Angkor Wat is about 2 hours and a half, Ta prohm ruins 1 hour Hey, Angkor Thom and Bayon temples 1 hour little that allocation had enjoyed where even 10 minutes. It is also a place you want to visit by all means!
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  • what can one say except that that its huge, gigantic , wonderful structure. I was overawed by the scale of the construction. visit before sun rise and get special views. of course as it faces the west good photographs can be had all round the day.
  • Amazing place. Incredible to think how old it all is. The day was mighty hot when we visited which meant that our stamina was a bit down. It's a huge precinct with so much to see. Remember to take water with you and enjoy the experience.
  • Angkor Thom is a far superior temple complex compared to Wat for a few reasons. Firstly, there is only a fraction of the tourists so it’s not overwhelmed and you also don’t get harassed by hawkers. Secondly, it is a lot more intricate with faces carved into almost every facade and three, it is easy to walk to several other sites nearby
  • One of my most favorite places in the world to visit. While there a typically tons of tourists Angkor Thom is large enough in size that you can find a secluded area to enjoy the temples in peace and quiet.
  • On our 2nd full day tour here visiting Siem Reap, Cambodia we visited Angkor Wat (Angkor = City) (Wat = Buddhist Pagoda) then Angkor Thom (Thom = Big. So Angkor Thom is Big City. 3 km x 3 km versus the 1km x 1 km size of Angkor Wat). It's magically beautiful, ancient and wonderful and impressive to have lasted so long. WOW DEFINITELY A MUST SEE when visiting Cambodia! Enjoy!!
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