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 (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 WatHere 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
Hours Visit the Temples of AngkorWe can visit the temples of Angkor from 5: 30 in the morning until 5: 30 in the afternoon.
Price Entry to the Temples of AngkorTo 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
Photos of the Temples of Angkor
Here is a collection of Photos of the Temples of Angkor.
More construction and also the best preserved complex of Angkor temples is the temple Angkor Wat.
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
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
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
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.
Rio of the Temples of Angkor - The Rio Angkor - Cambodia
Rio Angkor - 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
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
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
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
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
Angkorwat engraved stones - Cambodia
Tower of the four facesWithout 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
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 in the Temples of Angkor
Religious carvings in Angkor Temples - Cambodia
Rock Goddess carved - Angkor - Cambodia
Rock Carving religious
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
The friezes, ceilings and columns were decorated with floral motifs.
Friezes of the Temples of Angkor - Cambodia
Sizes of the history and legend of Cambodia
The Battle of KurukshetraOn 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.
Representation and legend battle Angkor Temples - Cambodia
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
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
Tall tree of the Temples of Angkor - 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 in the Temples of Angkor - Cambodia
Transport in Cambodia
tuk tukThe 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
carLocal 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
Transport Cambodia and Angkor Wat
CoachTo 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
Language in CambodiaThe 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
Curiosities and Cambodia Angkor TemplesAs 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
Monkeys in the Temples of Angkor - Cambodia
Monks at the Temples of AngkorThe 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
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
Monks at Angkor Wat
Monks praying at Angkor - Cambodia
Videos of Angkor Wat
Video from inside the Temples of AngkorA video shot inside the Temples of Angkor.
Videos of Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Videos of bridges and sculptures of the temples of AngkorMany 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 AngkorStunning 3D representation of the monuments and the Angkor complex.
3D Model of Angkor Wat
Videos of the temples of Angkor from Tuk TukThe 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)