Temple of Angkor Wat

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Sunrise at the Ankor Wat

Sunrise at the Ankor Wat

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The carvings telling stories about Hinduism

The carvings telling stories about Hinduism

Mini rock piles. The locals believe they are to bring good lucks.

Mini rock piles. The locals believe they are to bring good lucks.

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I’ve been to quite a number of cities in South East Asia but there is no where more exotic than Siem Reap. The city is famous for its massive Angkor Wat Temple, one of the most important archaeological sites of Southeast Asia and which is also one of the UNESCO World of Heritage Sites. Angkor Wat is not the only temple in the Angkor itself consists of magnificent temples, such as Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm.

The largest temple is called The Angkor Wat. It has the tallest pagoda among the temples. Apparently, it is also the tallest point in Siem. The locals are not allowed to build anything higher than The Angkor Wat.

I’ve heard that to explore the whole complex of Angkor can take about 3 days or longer. Some even get templed out from exploring the whole complex. As I only stayed in Siem for 2 days before moving forward to Phnom Penh, I just booked a one-day tour. The tour starts from dawn, to chase for the sunrise. It was a so much inspiring trip. I was awed by the detailed carvings on the temples walls and have learned so much about the Hinduism and Khmer Kingdom. Indeed Cambodia is the Kingdom of Cultures.

One-Day Tour: Angkor Tour Guide
Siem Reap Accommodation: Lotus Blanc Resort

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