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Temples of Angkor

The Temples of Angkor in Cambodia: Angkor Wat


In the neighboring country of Cambodia, we find a wonder called The temples of Angkor, located 5 km north of the city of Siem Reap, in the West of Cambodia.

The Temples of Angkor
The Temples of Angkor (Siem Reap, Cambodia)

The temples of Angkor is a complex of more than 1000 square kilometres in the middle of the Cambodian jungle on the banks of the River Angkor. Consisting of several temples and constructions dating from the 9th century, the oldest of them and also, the best state of preservation, is Angkor Wat, although neither has nothing to envy Angkor Thom, the Temple Bakan, etc.

Map of Angkor Wat

Here you have a Map of Angkor Wat with points of interest and all the temples that make up Angkor Wat complex and also a Angkor Wat Guide.

Map Temples of Angkor - Cambodia
Map Temples of Angkor - Cambodia

Hours Visit the Temples of Angkor

We can visit the temples of Angkor from 5: 30 in the morning until 5: 30 in the afternoon.

Price Entry to the Temples of Angkor

To be able to enter the premises of Angkor, we need to have a ticket. The ticket price is 2$0 USD for a day. The ticket is personal and not transferable, will be also printed a photograph our (taken at the time of pick up the ticket at the box office).

Ticket entry Angkor Temples - Cambodia
Ticket entry Angkor Temples - Cambodia

Photos of the Temples of Angkor


Here is a collection of Photos of the Temples of Angkor.

Angkor Wat


More construction and also the best preserved complex of Angkor temples is the temple Angkor Wat.

Temples of Angkor - Cambodia
Temples of Angkor - Siem Reap - Cambodia

The unbeatable location of Angkor Wat, right on the banks of the River Angkor joined the grandeur of this monument, made that the Angkor Wat temple is the most famous of the entire complex. Think Angkor Wat is one of the major religious constructions made by man.

In its time of splendor, Angkor Wat was the political, economic and religious of the Khmer Empire. He came to live 500,000 people, this amazing figure made be Angkor the largest pre-industrial history settlement.

Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Angkor Wat - Cambodia

However, the Temples of Angkor were abandoned in the sixteenth century. The reasons for dropping out are unknown today, some point to the wars

Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Angkor Wat - Cambodia

Bakan Temple, Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Bakan Temple, Angkor Wat - Cambodia

Library of Angkor


This building in the middle of the gardens of the temple Ankgor Wat is known as Library of Angkor, but curiously no one knows for certain, say which was originally from this building function, or if it was actually a library.

Library of Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Library of Angkor Wat - Cambodia

Angkor Temple Library
Angkor Temple Library

The Rio of the Temples of Angkor: Angkor River


The Angkor complex was built on the banks of the River Angkor. Water is an indispensable component to life as entire city and entire civilization. In this river the emperor used to bathe and obviously, this area of the River, the plain people was not allowed to enter.

Lake of the Temples of Angkor - Cambodia
Rio of the Temples of Angkor - The Rio Angkor - Cambodia

Lake in the Temple of Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Rio Angkor - Cambodia

Lake of Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Rio on the banks of Angkor Wat - Cambodia

Stairs and steps of the Temples of Angkor


To access the top of many of the buildings and monuments of Angkor, we will have to climb a few stairs in stone.
The stairs are formed by narrow stairs, which also added the added difficulty exists a large gap between one step and the next, making difficult the climb, but more complicated and somewhat dangerous descent.

Steep climb Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Steep climb Angkor Wat - Cambodia

Stairs access Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Stairs access Angkor Wat - Cambodia

In this picture you can see very clearly what the steps are narrow, are so narrow that not even fit the whole foot. It also scares the slope is nearly vertical wall.

Stairs Temples of Angkor - Cambodia
Stairs Temples of Angkor - Cambodia


sculptures

Carvings on rock


At the entrance to the temple Angkor Thom we find this beautiful stone bridge where the railing completely made ​​of rock, has carved creating forms of people holding the bridge.

Sculptures at Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Sculptures at Angkor Wat - Cambodia

These sculptures bridge due to its large complejedidad have not been made ​​in one piece, but several stone blocks composing the rock sculpture. The passage of time has eroded many of the details of the face of the sculptures.

Bridge over Rios in Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Bridge over Rios in Angkor Wat - Cambodia

Rock carving at Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Rock carving at Angkor Wat - Cambodia

The sculptures and rock carvings are scattered all areas of Angkor, is indifferent a temple, a wall, a bridge. There are large sculptures based on a small stone that stand the test of time.

Goddess of Angkor Wat in Cambodia
Goddess of Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Angkorwat engraved stones - Cambodia
Angkorwat engraved stones - Cambodia

Tower of the four faces
Without a doubt, the sculpture astonishes most is known as four-sided Tower. The level of detail of this size on rock is amazing. This photo of the Tower's four sides was taken at Angkor Thom.

Carving on rock - Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Carving on rock - Angkor Wat - Cambodia

Religious Sizes: Apsaras carved on rock


One of the most repeated motifs in different carvings and sculptures of Angkor is the female figure. Apsaras or Celestial dancers, heritage of Mythology India, are distributed by the greater part of the Angkor complex.

Apsaras sculpted - Temples of Angkor
Apsaras sculpted in the Temples of Angkor

Religious carvings in Angkor Temples - Cambodia
Religious carvings in Angkor Temples - Cambodia

Rock Goddess carved - Angkor - Cambodia
Rock Goddess carved - Angkor - Cambodia

Rock carving religious
Rock Carving religious

floral carvings


This religious complex located in the middle of the jungle, and flowers used vegatación environment as a source of inspiration for many carvings on rock.

Rock carvings on the Temples of Angkor - Cambodia
Rock carvings on the Temples of Angkor - Cambodia

The friezes, ceilings and columns were decorated with floral motifs.

Friezes of the Temples of Angkor - Cambodia
Friezes of the Temples of Angkor - Cambodia

Sizes of the history and legend of Cambodia

The Battle of Kurukshetra
On the walls of the corridors of Angkor Wat we find the representation in stone of the Battle of Kurukshetra. In the central part of the representation duel between Bhima and Duryodhana.

TRepresentacion battle and legend Angkor Temples - Cambodia
Representation and legend battle Angkor Temples - Cambodia

Ravana - Cambodian legend battle
Battle of Kurukshetra - Battle Cambodian legend

Rock carvings at Angkor Wat


These sculptures of large rock, imitating animal forms, guard the temples of Angkor. The shape of this stature is like a dragon or a lion.

Sculpture Angkor - Cambodia
Sculpture Angkor - Cambodia

Lions, dragons sculptures Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Lions, dragons sculptures Angkor Wat - Cambodia

Vegetation in Cambodia and the Temples of Angkor

Giant trees in Angkor Wat


The temples of Angkor are raised in the middle of the Cambodian jungle, abandoned for years and then recovered, its way of life. Walls, walls and patios have been invaded by trees of enormous dimensions.

Giant Tree in the Temples of Angkor - Cambodia
Giant Tree in the Temples of Angkor - Cambodia

Tall tree of the Temples of Angkor - Cambodia
Tall tree of the Temples of Angkor - Cambodia

Jungle of Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Jungle of Angkor Wat - Cambodia

Architecture of the Temples of Angkor

Semi - vaults


Lovers of architecture will find beautiful examples around the Angkor complex. Such as this semi - stone vault.

Half-shell Temples of Angkor - Cambodia
Half-shell in the Temples of Angkor - Cambodia

Transport in Cambodia

tuk tuk

The faster, cheaper and more fun to get around Cambodia and especially by the Temples of Angkor, is the Tuk Tuk. A motorcycle attached to a small metal structure, which is home to several people. For about 2$0 we can hire a tuk tuk to our displacement from Siem Reap to the Angkor temples. Advisable to try to find a driver who speaks some English.

Tuk - tuk in Cambodia
Tuk - tuk in Cambodia

car

Local people use cars or small vans to organize excursions to the Temples of Angkor. They are mounted on the car all the people who can and should meet with the police, the fine is paid. Is much cheaper to travel in groups like this.

Car, truck in Cambodia
Car, truck in Cambodia

Transport Cambodia and Angkor Wat
Transport Cambodia and Angkor Wat

Coach

To go from Vietnam to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia, we can go by bus from Ho Chi Minh City. there is a Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap, The price of a roundtrip ticket is 18€.

Coach Vietnam to Cambodia
Coach Vietnam to Cambodia

Language in Cambodia

The Cambodian language influenced the Thai and vice versa. But reading the posters that we will sing " My not understand." In some tourist spots, have kindly put the English translation.

Sign Cartel Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Sign Cartel Angkor Wat - Cambodia

Curiosities and Cambodia Angkor Temples

As a curiosity, we know that we have not seen cats, dogs or other animals that can see normal walking in any European city. However in the various Cambodian cities, as in the Temples of Angkor have seen monkeys, many monkeys campando at ease.

Mono eating at Angkor Temples - Cambodia
Mono eating at Angkor Temples - Cambodia

Monkeys in Temples of Angkor - Cambodia
Monkeys in the Temples of Angkor - Cambodia

Monks at the Temples of Angkor

The Buddhist monks have continued living and inhabiting the temples even after its abandonment. To this day, still we can meet with groups of monks, vestiendo the characteristic Orange tunic, praying and meditating on the temples of Angkor.

Monks Temples of Angkor - Cambodia
Monks Temples of Angkor - Cambodia

Buddhist monks living in the Temples of Angkor often flee the bustle of Angkor Wat, and gather in the vicinity of Angkor Thom.

Buddhist Temples of Angkor - Cambodia
Buddhist Temples of Angkor - Cambodia

Monks at Angkor Wat
Monks at Angkor Wat

Monks praying at Angkor - Cambodia
Monks praying at Angkor - Cambodia

Videos of Angkor Wat


Video from inside the Temples of Angkor

A video shot inside the Temples of Angkor.

Videos of Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Videos of bridges and sculptures of the temples of Angkor

Many of the entries to the Temples of Angkor are made crossing bridges over the river Angkor. The railings were made in simulating human forms carved stone. The video shows the bridges and sculptures of the temples of Angkor.

Temples of Angkor (Cambodia)

3D Model of the Temples of Angkor

Stunning 3D representation of the monuments and the Angkor complex.

3D Model of Angkor Wat

Videos of the temples of Angkor from Tuk Tuk

The quickest and most comfortable to move around the temples of Angkor is the Tuk- tuk, and therefore could not miss some videos of the Temples of Angkor from the Tuk- tuk.

Tuk Tuk for the Temples of Angkor (Cambodia)

Tuk Tuk in Angkor Wat (Cambodia)

Tuk Tuk riding and visiting temples of Angkor (Cambodia)

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