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Bakong, Siem Reap

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The first of the mountain temples of Angkor, Bakong sits as an archetype of Khmer religious architecture, dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva. Built in 881 CE, the ancient sandstone remnant was once a grand house of worship in the Rolous group of temples. Encounter its historical significance with a walk around its expansive grounds, crossing two defence moats to the five-step pyramid, said to represent the sacred Mount Meru. Look to the north-east tower of the central sanctuary for some of the best-preserved Khmer architecture. You'll have to pay for admission at the archaeological park’s entrance. Plan my Siem Reap trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Bakong was called the predecessor of the Wu, as the oldest historical building, this is the most complete preserved of the three heritage sites, the beautiful city of Teraji, with its five-square-shaped cone-shaped tower styling, the one in the tower that is dedicated to the Shiva God, we climbed to the top to enjoy the vision, really beautiful.
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  • Bakong is the largest monument in the Rollo Temple Group, which is the first pyramid-style monastery that was consecrated to the Hindu gods by Rajendravarman. Centered on the central temple, the east-west tower gate was built, surrounded by walls connecting the towers, a triple fence, and a third heavy fence with 8 halls and 5-storey pyramids. Each layer of the pyramid represents a different meaning, from the bottom to the top: the world of Canaan, the world of Tangolunda, the world of Rogue, the World of the gods, the world of God. At the entrance of the East Tower Gate there is a modern monastery, I took off my shoes into the inside of a visit, but forgot to take off the head of the hat, Hall in a less than 10-year-old monk anxious gestures of his head, motioned me off the hat, I am sorry to the extreme. I know that the temples of Angkor Wat are very taboo, but still careless, here to remind visitors: short skirts in the monastery, avoid discussing political and war topics; Enter the hall to take off your hat; Women cannot touch monks, cannot talk to monks, and can not pass things to monks.
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  • Bakongeun the first pyramid Temple Indra VARs for yourself only 1 years old temple built. At the entrance of the moat a massive (multiple-headed giant serpent heads) that guardrails are doing the role. Angkor ruins almost every temple I have there is a difference between the ruins of early ruins and reviews the railing. The earliest remains of the body on the floor, stuck, but reviews ruins torso. As such, this enabled us to compare the difference between the initial ruins and remains of later stages also fairly interesting. And with the bakongeun Preto group Phnom bakheng, Siem Reap is one of the three largest sunset point. Positional poetic look at tying up with Lea, rolrei.
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  • Bakong is the biggest temple among all temples in Rolous group. Physically it assembles to the current independent monument being built across the country. The magnificent beauty that one should not miss. Totally recommended to check this temple as it's located on the other direction of Angkor.
  • Been here from Diem Tarp by bike alone. It took 40 min to come along the main Street. Around 2/3 of the way I turned right and I used the local roads trough villages and school. More healthy! Less dust and truck. With Google maps there is no way to get lost. I suggest you to do in this way. Some guys went to the temple in quad.
  • Interesting, but there are better temples in Seim Reap.
  • one of the Rolous group temples which located far away from Siem reap downtown. it's the prototype of mountain style temple in the great Angkor empire later on. this is so impressive place, the ancient historal temple which blended perfectly in the local village lifestyle.
  • The place is beutiful! I made my aerial photos in 1992.
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