What to see in Angkor Wat

Traveling is one of the good ways for you to relax and get rid of any stress in your work and daily life. However, it is usually difficult for you to choose a suitable destination. If you love Eastern culture and want to understand more about it, welcome you to the Indochinese Peninsula. luxury Indochina tours
Cambodia is a peaceful country which is located in the Indochinese Peninsula. This nation is very famous for many pagodas and temples. Therefore, it will be very natural to say that they have become the symbols of this country. If having chance to visit Cambodia, let’s spend time for what to see in Angkor Wat.

The beauty of Angkor Wat Temple seen from far distance
The beauty of Angkor Wat Temple seen from far distance -source: internet

Angkor Wat was established under the dynasty of King Khmer Suryavarman II in  century. For the first time, it was for Hinduism. After Monarchy of Cambodia changed into Buddhism, this structure has been used as a Buddhist Temple. The area of this temple is about 200 ha. The highest place is the top tower of main temple which reaches 65 meters. Angkor Wat is the only temple whose entrance is to the West in Cambodia.

The first structure which is the symbol of the hell

In the first structure, there are many emboss patterns and reliefs which express the old story of Indian epic such as Mahabharata and Raymana. The most unique thing is that other reliefs connect and last more than 800 meters which describe ancient stories in Ba La Mon. Moreover, you can see many rocky paintings which report the war of God Sita, the dance of Fairy Aspara and so on.

You can see many unique reliefs in the lobby of the first structure in Angkor Wat
You can see many unique reliefs in the lobby of the first structure in Angkor Wat- source: internet

Thanks to the roof and endless lobby, these unique reliefs seem to be protected and remain unchanged in shape and color. Moreover, the first structure of Angkor Wat have many lakes where King laved and got rid of their guilty. Nowadays, almost these lakes are dry. However, it is still considered as one of the most important relics of Angkor Wat.

The second structure which represents for the Earth

The second structure is a large yard which is surrounded by the firm walls. Inside space is the place for Gods. The rooms for God Visnu which was made by black rock was considered as for Buddha. Therefore, local people perform rituals as for Buddha. This mistaking can be understood because in Cambodia, there is the strong cultural exchange. Moreover, in this structure, you can see many statues which express the dance of Apsara dancers with sexy appearance. tours in Cambodia

Reliefs of Apsara dancers in the second structure in Angkor Wat
Reliefs of Apsara dancers in the second structure in Angkor Wat -source: internet

The third structure of Angkor Wat- the symbol of heaven

The third structure is considered as the symbol of heaven where many God live. It consists of 2 corridors which cross each other. The intersection point of these 2 corridors is the center of Angkor Wat Temple. In the past, a golden statue of King Visnu was put there. However, it was stolen.

Besides, in this structure, there are many towers which were established uniquely in the shape of lotus. The arrangement of these tower is very suitable. Therefore, although you stand in any positions, you can also see 5 towers which seem to reach to the sky.

The highest towers which you can see in the third structure in Angkor Wat
The highest towers which you can see in the third structure in Angkor Wat- source: internet

Angkor Wat is really a unique symbol of Cambodia. For thousand years, it has become the pride of local people here. If you have opportunity to travel Cambodia, don’t forget to visit this unique temple.

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