Temples of Angkor

"City of Temples"

A City in Cambodia

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Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Temples of Angkor from sea level:  122 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  13.4124693°N, 103.8669857°E
Ecosystem:  Plain , Hill  

Food, Culture and Language at Temples of Angkor

Food Availability:  Betawi Cuisine 
Regional Language:  Khmer
Currency:  ៛ - Cambodian Riel (KHR)
Tags:  #Monuments  

Why travel Temples of Angkor?

Angkor, city of Temples, it the largest religious world site. Angkor wat is the main attraction here, being on the national flag of Cambodia it drives many travelers here. Breaking from the Shiva tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the devas. The temples are build in Khmer architecture.
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5 Places to visit and Things to do in Temples of Angkor

Thommanon temple at Temples of Angkor

Thommanon temple

Thommanon temple is dedicated to Brahmanism. Temple is dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu. The temple is rectangular in plan with a sanctuary opening to the east, a moat and a rampart with two gopuras, one on the east and another on the west, and one library near the south-east of the wall. Only traced of a laterite base of the wall remain. The beauty and success of Thommanon was almost certainly a major source of inspiration for the architects of Angkor Wat. In the 1960’s, the temple was the focus of a meticulous restoration project. As a result, some extremely fine examples of Khmer artwork, hieroglyphs, and architecture can be viewed at Thommanon.
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Time needed - 2 hours
Banteay Srei at Temples of Angkor

Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei means ‘Citadel of the Women’ and it is said that it must have been built by a woman, as the elaborate carvings are supposedly too fine for the hand of a man. Banteay Srei is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. Banteay Srei is one of the few temples around Angkor to be commissioned not by a king but by a brahman, who may have been a tutor to Jayavarman V.
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Time needed - 2 hours
Phnom Bakheng at Temples of Angkor

Phnom Bakheng

Phnom Bakheng hill, perfect for sunset views, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. It was built at the end of the 9th century, during the reign of King Yasovarman. The temple-mountain has five tiers, with seven levels. At the base are 44 towers. Each of the five tiers had 12 towers. The summit of the temple has four towers at the cardinal points of the compass as well as a central sanctuary. All of these numbers are of symbolic significance. The seven levels, for example, represent the seven Hindu heavens, while the total number of towers, excluding the central sanctuary, is 108, a particularly auspicious number that correlates to the lunar calendar.
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Time needed - 3 hours
Preah Khan Temple at Temples of Angkor

Preah Khan Temple

Preah Khan temple was built by Jayavarman VII, a Buddhist King who liberated Angkor by driving out the occupying forces of the Cham. The King who earlier dedicated the Ta Prohm temple to his mother, dedicated the Preah Khan to his father. The statue of Lokeshvara was carved to resemble the King’s father.
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Time needed - 2 hours
Phimeanakas at Temples of Angkor


The temple of Phimeanakas is situated near the center of the area enclosed by the walls of the Royal Palace. It is believed that here a serpent-spirit with nine heads lived. The spirit appeared to the Khmer king disguised as a woman and the king had to sleep with her every night in the tower before he joined his wives and concubines in another part of the palace. If the king missed even one night it was believed he would die. In this way the royal lineage of the Khmer was perpetuated.
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Time needed - 2 hours

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