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Why You Should Visit Siem Reap Cambodia

29 September 2009 12 Comments

As far as Angkor Wat temple go, Siem Reap ranks right at the top of its historical and cultural significance as well as global recognition. Located 5.5 km north of the modern town of Siem Reap, Angkor Wat is the essence of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia country, where it appears on its national flag, and it is the country’s prime attraction for international visitors. In my opinion, the visit to Siem Reap will not be completed without going to Angkor Wat and vice versa.

Angkor Wat Photo

Then there is Ta Prohm temple, a structure that’s no less magnificent and is often attributed to Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found, which is the picturesque and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor’s most popular temples with visitors. The architecture is as complex as any other Angkorian landmarks, if not more so; the stones are placed at such precision and complex interlocking shaped that it is impossible to fit even a single piece of paper between them!

Ta Prohm Temple

Said to be built by more than 1000 men, the Angkor Thom remained the capital of a kingdom in decline until it was abandoned some time prior to 1609. An early western visitor wrote of an uninhabited city of Angkor Thom as fantastic as the Atlantis which some people thought to have been built by the Roman Emperor. During its time, the ancient city is believed to have sustained a population of about hundred twenty thousands of people.

Angkor Thom

Hope this info will inspire you to visit Siem Reap of Cambodia. Do enjoy every inches of beautiful temple and nature sceneries in Siem Reap. For more details on accommodation, food and tourist guide, please do visit Siem Reap Info Travel.

Angkor Afternoon
Angkor Thom Idols
Angkor Smile
Angkor Library
Prea Khan Temple
Angkor Ruins
Angkor Bayon
Angkor Cambodia
Cambodian Children
Cherry Blossom Angkor
Angkor Monks
Serenity Angkor
Angkor Sunset
Angkor Middle
Angkor Tree
Siem Reap

Angkor Sun
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12 Comments »

  • David Leonhardt said:

    Absolutely beautiful photography. That’s why I voted for this as top travel blog.

  • Akademi Fantasia Admin (author) said:

    thanks david..u r my true friend :))

  • Akademi Fantasia Travel » Photo Monday – Honest and Serene Angkorian Smiles said:

    [...] 14 million people. While the largest city is Phnom Penh, the most attractive and popular city is a Siem Reap, where the tourists can see the magnificent Angkor Wat. Cambodia is the successor state of the once [...]

  • tommy said:

    Great pictures. Feel like I’ve been there. Thanks for posting.

  • ed hardy said:

    good job

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    what

  • tiffany ring said:

    that tree is powerful

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    The artwork was beautiful

  • quotes about death of a loved one said:

    Such captivating pictures, I want to visit Cambodia next year!

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    I see no problem with this is long as they just implement it with purpose.