Best Angkor Temples You Must Visit

Traveling to “temples country” Cambodia and explore the beauty of the unique Angkor temples will be an experience that you never forget. If you do not have time to explore all the temples here then these are some beautiful and unique temples that you cannot miss when visiting Angkor relics:

best angkor temples - angkor wat
Angkor Wat

1.Best Angkor Temples – Angkor Wat

Best Angkor Temples – This is the most famous temple in Cambodia, built by King Suryavarman II in the 11th century, this was a Hindu Temple, but after the Khmer dynasty follow Buddhist, the Angkor Wat has become a Buddhist Temple.
Angkor Wat is really huge and is surrounded by a large wall. In front of the temple, there are many is lotus lakes, looks very graceful. Because of this temple is very famous; therefore Angkor Wat always attracts many tourists from around the world to visit. Tourists usually come here before 6am to watch the sun rise, and then visit the main temple. Waiting in line to climb on top of the tower and you will see, the wait is not in vain.

bayon temple
Bayon Temple

2. Bayon Temple

Bayon Temple is located in the center of Angkor Thom – the last capital of the Angkor Empire. Initially, the temple has 54 large and small towers, but now it has only 37 towers relatively intact.
On each towers there are giant faces carved into stone overlooking the four directions. The face smiles mysteriously made Bayon become one of the most impressive temples and most emotional of Angkor.

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Ta Prohm

3. Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm is a special temple in Angkor relic; it becomes more famous as actress Angelina Jolie filming her movie “Tomb Raider” here. The temple was built with the Bayon style in the late 12th century and early 13th century, with the first name is Rajavihara and formerly used as a monastery and school of Mahayana Buddhism.
Unlike most temples at Angkor, Ta Prohm remain intact with landscape, large trees around the ruins and the jungle that surrounds it has made it one of the temples that tourists visit most in Angkor relic.

banteay srei
Banteay Srei

4. Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei is one of the tiniest temples. This is not a typical temple in Angkor because it is situated about 25km away from the major monuments. Banteay Srei Temple was built primarily of red sandstone; a colored substance is added to sculptures which were meticulously decorated on the wall and still visible nowadays.
This would be an ideal destination for tourists have been exploring the uniqueness of the architecture of Angkor and just avoid the other tourists’ crowd.

NOTES:

  • You should visit the temple in the early morning. This is the best way to enjoy complete beauty of temples, depart from dawn, not only will you have the opportunity to admire the sunrise, but you can also avoid the crowds before the sun awakens and makes everything becomes “chaotic”.
  • You should well-dressed because these are spiritual place, so you should pay attention to your clothes. Thus, dress discreet and polite is the best way to avoid problems may be encountered.
  • You should plan and schedule when visiting Angkor temples. You can find a tuk-tuk everywhere here, and the driver is always ready to take you to any temples in your schedule.

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