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Angkor Private Tour
"After meeting our tour guide then we drive to Angkor Thom that was the masterpiece of King Jayavarman VII. Following the occupation of Angkor by the Chams from 1177 to 1181 the new king decided to build an impregnable fortress at the heart of his empire. The scale is simply staggering and we are immediately overwhelmed by the audacity of Jayavarman on arrival at the city’s gates. We begin to visit Bayon Temple. At t this is an eccentric expression of the creative genius and inflated ego of Cambodia’s most celebrated king. Its 54 towers are each topped off with the four faces of Avalokiteshvara (Buddha of Compassion) which bear more than a passing resemblance to the king himself. These colossal heads stare down from every side exuding power and control with a hint of compassion just the mix required to keep a hold on such a vast empire.We continue to visit Terrace of the Leper King. This intricately carved platform was the royal crematorium and the statue that was originally thought to be the leper king is now believed
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Angkor Wat Helicopter Flight with Private Tour of Temples
"After hotel pickup by private air-conditioned vehicle see the sunrise at Sra Srang Baray then transfer to Wat Svaylamiet for a picnic breakfast. Then start your full-day private tour of the Angkor complex at the South Gate of Angkor Thom where 54 stone gods and demons line the road. Next view the centerpiece of this walled citadel the mysterious Bayon temple which holds 54 towers decorated with more than 200 smiling stone figures. You’ll spend approximately two hours discovering the many temples within Angkor Thom with your private guide offering a flexible itinerary
From $583.00
 
Private Sunset Cruise at Angkor Thom
"Your tour begins with pickup by private vehicle from your Siem Reap hotel. When you reach the South Gate of Angkor Thom embark on a boat cruise with your guide over a small baray a type of reservoir typical of ancient Khmer water management. Glide gently along in an Angkor gondola a replica of a traditional Khmer boat also known as a kongkear which is propelled with a wooden paddle by an experienced oarsman. Without any motor to disturb the calm you can admire the sunset over Angkor Archaeological Park while you meander past the southwest corner of the ancient walled city of Angkor Thom. Here disembark near one of the four temples called Prasat Chrung and hike with your guide to the ruined building
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Bayon II

As you first approach it, the monument has been eroded to an extent that it looks almost like a massive rock formation. Visitors approach it from the south gate, but the main entrance was the east...
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Mar 23, 2012

Bayon

The 12th century Bayon is something of an enigma. Its purpose is still being debated (although it is accepted that it is the State Temple of the new capital of Jayavarman VII, away from Rolous, away...
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Mar 23, 2012

Angkor Thom

Also built in the 12th century, Angkor Thom is one of the largest ancient city temples of Khmer period. It is located just a few minutes tuktuk ride from Angkor Wat. We entered through the south gate...
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Sep 27, 2011

Victory Gate

The Victory Gate is one of two gates located on the eastern side of the wall that surrounds Angkor Thom. It provides access to the Royal Square and the Palace and, like other gates, is 75ft (25m) tall...
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Willettsworld
Apr 27, 2010

North Gate

After visiting Angkor Thom, you can exit via the northern gate in order to visit Preah Khan. Like the South Gate it features a bridge which is flanked by two sets of statues recreating a scene taken...
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Apr 27, 2010

Terrace of the Leper King

Commencing where the Elephant Terrace left off, and believed to date to the 13th century, the 6m-high Terrace of the Leper King is so named for the statue of Yama, the God of the Underworld, atop it....
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Apr 27, 2010

Phimeanakas

In the centre of the Royal Palace compound stands the Phimeanakas (described as a "Tower of Gold") which rises on three levels to over 30m high. Legend has it that King Suryavarman used to sleep here...
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Apr 27, 2010

Royal Palace

The construction of the Royal Palace was probably begun by Rajendravarman in the 10th century, enlarged by Suryavarman I in the 11th century and totally rebuilt by Jayavarman VII in the 12th...
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Willettsworld
Apr 27, 2010

Khleang

The Khleangs are two buildings of unknown purpose on the east side of the Royal Square in Angkor Thom, located just behind the twelve towers of Prasat Suor Prat and separated by the royal route that...
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Apr 27, 2010

Prasat Suor Prat

The dozen Suor Prat towers stand directly opposite the Royal Palace enclosure and are placed symmetrically on either side of the royal road leading from the Victory gate to the Elephant Terrace.Suor...
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Willettsworld
Apr 27, 2010

Terrace of the Elephants

Stretching for a full 300m from the Baphuon all the way to the Terrace of the Leper King, the photogenic Terrace of the Elephants surveys the Royal Square of Angkor Thom. As the name suggests, it's...
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Apr 27, 2010

Baphuon

Erected around 1060 during the reign of King Udayadityavarman II, the Baphuon was situated just to the south of the Royal enclosure and was easily the largest temple of its time. It consists of a...
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Angkor Wat

Angkor is the capital of the Khmer Empire from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries AD. It is the largest city in the world in the twelfth century AD and the tourist capital of Cambodia since ancient...
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Neak Pean

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...
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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat, the main temple of Angkor temple complex, one of the seven world wonders. The names Angkor and Angkor Wat are sometimes confused. And of course Angkor Wat, the largest religious building...
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The Bayon

The Bayon temple seems from afar nothing more than a huge collection of stones. However, as we get closer, the temple is gaining shape and we see beautiful carvings on the walls that are built to the...
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Ta Prohm

This was my favourite of all the temples. Unlike the other temples much of it has been left covered with jungle. Huge trees sprout out of its walls. Giant roots smother its stones. Many of its walls...
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Angkor Thom

Is actually worth to climb, but you should feel yourself before you do it. Is very steeps and with combination with the heat can be hard for some people. While on top you'll have a good view of...
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