If Siem Reap will be a stop of your Indochina tours, Angkor Wat Cambodia, which is the largest monument in the world will be your most highlight. Being one of the UNESCO’s world heritage sites, your venture through the Angkor temple complex will bring you unforgettable and exotical feeling this land has to offer.
Overview of Angkor Wat
“Angkor Wat” in Khmer language means “Capital City”. It was built in 12th century (between the 1113s and the 1150s) by the King Suryavarman II. It was dedicated to the god Vishnu in Hinduism but was later converted to Buddhist use.
The architecture design of Angkor Wat temple is unique, classical and beautiful. It is the combination of millions blocks of stone with over 200 feet high. It is the harmonious mixture of two basic Khmer temple architectures: the temple-mountain that looks like pyramid structure land the later galleried temple. The temple is located symmetrically on platforms that ascend to the four central towers.
This temple is also well-known for its peculiar sculpture. Stone carvings appear in all most parts of the temples from surfaces to columns, from lintels to roofs.
Angkor Wat is surrounded by a artificial moat. There is a crystal water lake in front with a lot of lotus flowers, which makes this temple become more beautiful. Cambodia travel guide
The most special thing of Angkor Wat is the changes of its beauty according to the time of day. It is so great when you watch the sun rising over here. There is nothing more wonderful than seeing the sunshine lights through the top of the temple.
While Angkor Wat appears in innocent beauty in the dawn, it becomes more mysterious in the twilight. Sunset at Angkor Wat brings visitors a marvellous feeling. The sky is painted by a lot of colours with pretty clouds. Just reveal its attractiveness yourself.
Moreover, when visiting Angkor temple, you will have a chance to enjoy traditional Apsara dance performance, the amazing Circus Fare or the educational Angkor Smile show.
To have a wonderful tour at Angkor Wat, here are some tips you should keep in mind. You ought to prepare simple clothes and a coat. Because you have to move a lot, a pair of soft shoes will be suitable for you. The weather is very hot so do not forget to bring a hat, sunglasses and a lot of water. You also should prepare a panoramic-lensed camera to save the most beautiful views of Angkor Wat.
From here, you can visit many other tourist destinations: Angkor Thom, old market Phsar Chas in Siem Reap, Bayon, Preah Khan and many other places.
Angkor Wat – not only the world most beautiful wonder, a place that helps recall once-upon- a time interesting part of Cambodian history. You can’t miss it.
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