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The Victory Gate, Siem Reap

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One of the five holy gateways into the ancient city, The Victory Gate was the one the king used to send his army into battle and then welcome his victorious warriors home. Built in the 12th century, its carved heads leading to the gate and carved faces at the head of the gate represent gods and demons facing in the four cardinal directions. The gate itself provides a good photo opportunity from the city walls, with plenty of scenery to fill the frame. Put The Victory Gate into our Siem Reap trip generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Siem Reap.
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  • Here, it was deliciously quiet because we were alone. The door was really impressive and showed very interesting reliefs.
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  • This is the principal gate to get in to Angkor Thom. There is also the Ghost Gate which people do not use because of bad luck. Quite narrow passage, enough for one car only. On the bridge leading to t...  more »
  • You need to wait for a few minutes for the people to clear the gate then snap that picture you'll remember. The gate is just a prelude to Angkor Thom the four carved faces - N,S,E,W...its one of those...  more »
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  • There are five gates into Angkor Thom compound. This is the gate that King's return victorious army go through.
  • Cambodia - Angkor temples overview Victory Gate in Cambodia is not in itself one of the Angkor temples, but one of the gates into the ancient town of Angkor Thom. Of 5 separate gates, this is the 2nd most visited, but many consider it to be the most interesting. The gate can be reached at the end of the Royal Road that extends from the compound of the Royal Palace of Angkor Thom, near to the Terrace of Elephants, past the Prasat Suor Prat towers, and then eastwards toward Chau Say Tevoda. Victory Gate Highlights include the marvellous carved heads (Gopuras) leading up Victory Way to the gate, and then the similar carved faces which make up the head of the gate, which are representations of both Gods and Demons, facing in the four cardinal directions. Three headed Eyrawana elephants are located on the inner corner of the gate, having been well restored. Although not of the same size and stature, the heads are nevertheless worthy of comparison with nearby Bayon in Angkor.
  • I was here.. Spectacular view
  • in low peak season, you will be able to take pictures with no one but this impressive door
  • Where is apt to pass by all means stop by hope we can climb on.
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