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. To visit The Victory Gate and get the most from your holiday in Siem Reap, create itinerary details personal to you using our Siem Reap tour planning site .
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  • Not sure what is about the Victory gate, but it sure is something one would remember as more than just a simple entrance. It's the East gate for the main Angkor Thom/Bayon complex, something one would...  more »
  • There is a bridge lined with figures leading you to the gate to Angkor Thom. Be ready for great photo ops with the elephant tusks on either side of the gate.  more »
  • Victory Gate (Gate Victoy) is additional, fifth in a fortified gate Angkor Thom (Angkor Thom). The gate in the General style of Baiona is housed lik Lokeshvary God (or an image of King Dzhajavarmana VII, Builder of Angkor Thom, stylized under the face of God). Sculptures of gods and demons on the sides of the road illustrate the myth about pahtane milk sea to receive amritty, the nectar of immortality, which promised prosperity of the Empire.
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  • Great view at the top, 1 minute climb up.
  • You can climb up to the side... great view!!!
  • My third favourite gate
  • Very similar to the other two gates in design, to the casual visitor, it is difficult to tell which gate is which. Anyway they are all beautiful, sadly the statues along the bridge are mostly damaged.
  • If you want to stay away from the crowd watching sunrise at AngkorWat, this gonna be a good choice!

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