The Angkor Temples
The Angkor Archaeological Park consists of many dozens of temple ruins built by the kings of the past glorious empire in dedication to their religious beliefs and/or powers. The ruins have seen through passages of time and are built in various designs influenced by Hinduism and Buddhism. These are only but a few covered in a day’s time.
- Angkor Thom ~ Bayon
- Angkor Thom ~ Phimeanakas
- Ta Prohm ~ dedicated to his mother by King Jayavarman VII
- Angkor Wat
Angkor Thom ~ Bayon
There are 37 standing towers of carved faces, most of them spotting 4-sided faces to the king, bodhisattva or other religious figures
Angkor Thom ~ Phimeanakas
A pyramid that requires much climbing to reach the top. Legend has it that the golden tower crowned the temple and was inhabited by a serpent which would transform into a woman & the kings were to make love with her every night to save themselves & their kingdoms.
Ta Prohm ~ dedicated to his mother by King Jayavarman VII
Massive fig & cotton trees have grown from the towers & looks like the temple grounds had been “gorged” by the jungle…
Angkor Wat was built by King Suryavarman II in dedication to the Hindu god, Vishnu. It is consisted of 3 layers and surmounted by a central tower.
The temple ground is surrounded by a moat that is
a surrounding water way
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