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Khett Siem Reab Things to Do

  • Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

    The reliefs in the south wing of the West Gallery depict the Battle of Kurukshetra. The Battle of Kurukshetra is the final battle of a war in India between the Pandava princes and their cousins the Kauravas. If you look closely you will see a marching army at either end of the south wing. They meet near the middle and the battle ensures. The...

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  • Sunset at Bakheng Hill

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

    The Hill of Phnom Bakheng is the crowd magnet for the end of the day. After a tiring day of dodging the sun in leafy surrounding amongst crumbling temples now is the time go up a mile in order to face it. For some reason sunsets and sunrises have become the things to do in all sorts of locations around the Earth from Machu Picchu to Borobudur. As...

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  • Angkor Thom

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  • Ta Phrom

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

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  • Banteay Srei

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    Angkor Wat Things to Do

    Almost near the foot of Kulen Mountains, Bantaey Srei stands with its mix pink sandtone and wood temples with exquisite decorative carvings which have miniature resemblance of other Angkor Temples. These decorations represents its name which translates to Citadel of Women/Beauty. These wonderful pieces of architecture was not a royal temple, but...

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  • Lake Tonle Sap

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    Angkor Wat Things to Do

    somewhat of a surprise as i heard it was very tourisity,but the lake and flooded forrest is awesome and a highlight of our trip.we went with the recommended way in the lonely planets guide with the tara riverboat and opted for the full day tour including sunset,a guide picks you up from our guesthouse at 8am and heads directly to the lake ,stopped...

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  • Neak Pean

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    Angkor Wat Things to Do

    This is a small island temple, The central Temple sits at the centre of a cross, or lotus pattern of 8 pools. Constructed late 12th century C.E. - Buddhist. You cannot get to the actual temple, just view it from the edge of the pools.

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  • Prah Khan

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

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  • Sunrise at Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

    While in the Angkor Wat region you should definately make the effort to view the sunset at one of the temples. The morning can be quite early, but the reward can be high as views and lighting make for awesome pictures. Angkor Wat is quite packed in the mornings, but thats because it is quite pretty. Many of the temples are great for sunsets, ask...

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  • Angkor Wat

    This world heritage site is the must-see sight that brings people to Siem Reap. It's size and beauty has to be seen by any serious traveller.. The temple was built by the Khmer culture, specifically by Suryavarman II. It was actively used until late 1500's when the Khmer culture collapsed after being invaded by Thailand.

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  • Jungle Temple

    From walking around here, you can easily see why this temple was used as the inspiration of the movie Tomb Raider. The jungle is slowly growing over and engulfing the ancient temple.Its official name is Ta Prohm, but in reality most people (and tour operators) just call it the Jungle Temple.

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  • Baksei Chamkrong

    If you are walking at the South Gate of Angkor Thom going to Phnom Bakheng Hill, you will see directions for a hiking trail going to Baksei Chamkrong Temple, which you can hike to since it is just close by from the road. Prasat Baksei Chamkrong is located 150 meters (492 feel) north of Phnom Bakheng and 80 meters (262 feet) from the road leading to...

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  • Views Around Phnom Bakheng Temple

    If you have binoculars or a powerful ultra zoom camera like mine hehehe, you maybe able to see the five towers of Angkor Wat in the west, Phnom Krom to the southwest near the Grand Lake, Phnom Bok in the northeast, Phnom Kulen in the east, and the West Baray and even the Airport Runway of the Siem Reap International Airport. All of this while...

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  • Phnom Bakheng Temple (2)

    More pictures around the top level of the Temple of Phnom BakhengPhnom Bakheng Temple Sits above a hill and this tip will be about the Phnom Bakheng Hill. Phnom Bakheng Hill is located about 400 meters south of the South Entrance of Angkor Thom and is one of the most visited places of the Angkor Complex for sunrise and sunset views of the Angkor...

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  • Phnom Bakheng Temple (1)

    This will be my tips on Phnom Bakheng Temple, atop the Phnom Bakheng Hill. Phnom Bakheng Temple Sits above a hill and this tip will be about the Phnom Bakheng Hill. Phnom Bakheng Hill is located about 400 meters south of the South Entrance of Angkor Thom and is one of the most visited places of the Angkor Complex for sunrise and sunset views of the...

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  • West Baray

    Angkorian Empire thrives on the water supply that irrigates the ricefields around the complex and gives potable water to the subjects and hence there are two large reservoirs in the Angkor Complex, the larger of which is the West Baray. The reservoir is rectangular in shape and measuring approximately 8 by 2.1 kilometers, the West Baray is the...

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  • Ta Phrom (Deepest Part)

    This pictures will be at the Deepest part of the ta Phrom complex. This area has many darkened hallways more banyan trees and there is a short cut to the exit too.This will be a Multi Part Tips on Ta Phrom Temple. This temple is easily the most popular area to see after angkor wat and angkor thom since the temple has many huge trees embracing the...

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  • Ta Phrom (Middle Part)

    This pictures will be at the middle part of the ta Phrom complex. This area has many darkened hallways and is at the big banyan tree where Angelina Jolie Entered the Temple supposedly to get one piece of the triangle of light from the tomb raider 1 movie.This will be a Multi Part Tips on Ta Phrom Temple. This temple is easily the most popular area...

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  • Ta Phrom (Under reconstruction)

    The Archeological Survey of India, one of the foreign government grants that helps restore the Angkor Complex is now aggresively restructuring pars of Ta Phrom as you will see in my Pictures. A crane has been erected and a large amount of building work is underway to restore the temple, with much of the work seemingly just rebuilding the temple...

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  • Ta Phrom (Outer Part)

    This pictures will be at the outer part of the ta Phrom complex. near the ruins being restored. This will be a Multi Part Tips on Ta Phrom Temple. This temple is easily the most popular area to see after angkor wat and angkor thom since the temple has many huge trees embracing the various structures around the complex. This is [art of the scene in...

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  • Phnom Bakheng Hill

    Phnom Bakheng Temple Sits above a hill and this tip will be about the Phnom Bakheng Hill. Phnom Bakheng Hill is located about 400 meters south of the South Entrance of Angkor Thom and is one of the most visited places of the Angkor Complex for sunrise and sunset views of the Angkor Archeological park Via the Phnom Bakheng Temple along it's summit....

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  • Ta Phrom (Passageway to Ta Phrom)

    This will be a Multi Part Tips on Ta Phrom Temple. This temple is easily the most popular area to see after angkor wat and angkor thom since the temple has many huge trees embracing the various structures around the complex. This is [art of the scene in Angelina Jolie's Tomb Raider 1 where she entered the temple and got the first part of the...

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  • Bayon (Prasat Bayon) Central Tower

    This will be more pictures of the Central Tower. The Central Tower is the highest at 43 meters high and where a Large Buddha is located.according to wikipedia:It rises 43 metres above the ground. At the time of the temple's foundation, the principal religious image was a statue of the Buddha, 3.6 m tall, located in the sanctuary at the heart of the...

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  • Bayon (Prasat Bayon) Smiling Towers

    This will be a more pictures of the Smiling Faces and the Face Towers of the Bayon, each of which supports two, three or (most commonly) four gigantic smiling faces. In addition to the mass of the central tower, smaller towers are located along the inner gallery (at the corners and entrances), and on chapels on the upper terrace. The Central Tower...

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  • Bayon (Prasat Bayon) Upper Terrace

    This will be a more pictures on the Upper Terrace of The Bayon, where the Smiling Faces and the Face Towers of the Bayon, each of which supports two, three or (most commonly) four gigantic smiling faces. In addition to the mass of the central tower, smaller towers are located along the inner gallery (at the corners and entrances), and on chapels on...

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  • Bayon (Prasat Bayon) Inner Gallery

    This will be a more pictures on the Inner gallery area of The Bayon and there are a mix of hallways like mazes and passageways and assorted bas reliefs in this part of The Bayon.The Prasat Bayon or Bayon, sits at the Middle of the huge Angkor Thom Capital of the Angkor Empire. It was the centerpiece State Temple of the greatest Angkor King,...

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  • Bayon (Prasat Bayon) Outer Gallery

    This will be a more pictures on the outer gallery area of The BayonThe Prasat Bayon or Bayon, sits at the Middle of the huge Angkor Thom Capital of the Angkor Empire. It was the centerpiece State Temple of the greatest Angkor King, Jayavarman VII, who was a Mahayana Buddhist, unlike his predecessors who were Shaivite Hindus. Jayavarman di not...

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  • Bayon (Prasat Bayon) Bas Reliefs

    This will be more pictures of the Bas reliefs surrounding the outer galleries and the inner and central galleries awnd upper terrace of The Bayon.The bas-reliefs at the Bayon consist of two galleries. The inner one is decorated with mythical scenes. The bas-reliefs on the outer gallery are a marked departure from anything previously seen at Angkor....

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  • Bayon (Prasat Bayon) 1

    This will be a multi part tip on the Center Piece of Angkor Thom, The BayonThe Prasat Bayon or Bayon, sits at the Middle of the huge Angkor Thom Capital of the Angkor Empire. It was the centerpiece State Temple of the greatest Angkor King, Jayavarman VII, who was a Mahayana Buddhist, unlike his predecessors who were Shaivite Hindus. Jayavarman di...

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  • Ta Keo

    Ta Keo Temple is presently undergoing Renovation. The Temple is located near the Eastern Victory Gate of Angkor Thom and lies between Angkor Thom and Ta Prom. Ta Keo was Built by Jayavarman V (one of the 7 great kings of Angkor) in the late 10th century as a tribute to the hindu god Shiva. It is the first Angkorian Temple to Be Built in Sandstone....

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  • The Royal Swimming Pool

    Just a stone's throw away from the Phimeanakas Temple is the Royal Swimming pool of Angkor. It has two pools, a larger pool where the Queen and the concubines are allowed to take a bath and swim by the Angkorian Kings and a smaller royal pool for the King Himself. At present, the pools are muddy and dirty but you would see local cambodians swimming...

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  • Terrace of the Leper King

    The Terrace of the Leper King depicts an Angkorian Legend about a Leper King which has his quarters built in the Terrace of the Elephants Area and also is about the modern name that was derived from a 15th century sculpture discovered at the site. The statue depicts the Hindu god Yama, the god of Death. He was called the Leper King because...

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  • Terrace of The Elephants

    The Terrace of the Elephants inside Angkor Thom doubles as a parade ground too for victorous Angkorian Tropps have a parade after their Victories. It was Built by Jayavarman VII. The 350m-long Terrace of Elephants was used as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king's grand audience hall. It has five outworks...

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  • Phimeanakas

    Phimeanakas is a Hindu Termple which lies close to the now destroyed royal palace at Angkor Thom. It is the nearest hindu Temple where the kings of angkor (before they shifted to Theravada Buddhism) will meditate since it is just a 200 meter walk from the royal palace. The Temple is located at the Backside of the Terrace of the Elephants and is a...

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  • Baphuon

    The Baphuon is Located inside Angkor Thom just a short walk away from the Bayon and is at the Backside of the Terrace of the Elephants. There is a long concrete causeway going from the Terrace of the Elephants to Baphoun but is was closed for restoration when we were there. The Baphoun is a three-tiered temple mountain built as the state temple of...

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  • Angkor Thom (South Gate)

    the South gate entrance which is the most photographed entrance of the 5 gates going to Angkor Thom as it has been the best restored and it leads directly to Angkor Wat plus it is the grandest as it has a well designed bridge with statues demons and gods that depict the Churning of Milk and the creation of Earth. The moat is big and this is one of...

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  • Angkor Thom (Victory Gate)

    The Victory Gate is one of the two gates in the east side of the Angkor Thom Complex and is where the Kings live Jayavarman VII and later kings have their victory parade against their enemies (like the Champa, and the Dai Viet and rebellions by the vassal states then of Sukhotai, Champasak, etc) and it leads directly to the Terrace of the...

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  • Angkor Thom (layout)

    This will be a multi part tip of the huge Angkor Thom Complex which was the Capital City of the Angkorian Empire for Centuries. Inside this Huge complex are several structures like the Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of the Elephants, Phimeneakas, Terrace of the Leper King and More.Angkor Thom was the seat of power of the Angkorian Empire for centuries...

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  • Angkor Wat (The Moat at the Western...

    This pictures are of the Moat at the Angkor Wat.THIS HINDU-BUDDHIST TEMPLE IS THE REASON WHY ANGKOR ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK BECAME FAMOUS!Angkor Wat is the single main reason why the world became enthralled with the Cambodian Architectural Masterpiece and why it has Become a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Althought...

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  • Angkor Wat (Western Gate Entrance)

    This pictures are of the Western Gate Entrance of the Angkor Wat.THIS HINDU-BUDDHIST TEMPLE IS THE REASON WHY ANGKOR ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK BECAME FAMOUS!Angkor Wat is the single main reason why the world became enthralled with the Cambodian Architectural Masterpiece and why it has Become a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the...

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  • Angkor Wat (Buddhist Statues at Central...

    This pictures is about the central biggest tower rising 65 meters from the third gallery plus the four buddha statues with various poses facing four directions are located.According to Wikipedia:Three sets of steps on each side lead up to the corner towers and gopuras of the inner gallery. The very steep stairways represent the difficulty of...

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  • Angkor Wat (Western Passageway)

    This pictures are of the Western Passageway of the Angkor Wat going to the western entrance.THIS HINDU-BUDDHIST TEMPLE IS THE REASON WHY ANGKOR ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK BECAME FAMOUS!Angkor Wat is the single main reason why the world became enthralled with the Cambodian Architectural Masterpiece and why it has Become a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one...

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  • Angkor Wat (Front View)

    This pictures are the Front view of Angkor Wat, just in front of the western pond facing the entrance where the most iconic shots of the Angkor Wat is taken. THIS HINDU-BUDDHIST TEMPLE IS THE REASON WHY ANGKOR ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK BECAME FAMOUS!Angkor Wat is the single main reason why the world became enthralled with the Cambodian Architectural...

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  • Angkor Wat (Panoramic Views from 3rd...

    More Pictures of Assorted Panoramic Shots of the Four Directions at the Vista Points for Viewing at the Third Gallery of the Angkor Wat using my ultra zoom canon sx 40 camera. this is where the four towers and the central biggest tower rising 65 meters from the third gallery plus the four buddha statues with various poses facing four directions are...

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  • Angkor Wat (Panoramic Views from 3rd...

    This pictures are Assorted Panoramic Shots of the Four Directions at the Vista Points for Viewing at the Third Gallery of the Angkor Wat. this is where the four towers and the central biggest tower rising 65 meters from the third gallery plus the four buddha statues with various poses facing four directions are located.According to Wikipedia:Three...

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