The Famous Temples in Siem Reap

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Bayon Temple
Bayon Temple

Cambodia is a wonderful country in Southeast Asia where you can enjoy a lot of amazing things such as the best place for traveling in Cambodia and delicious cuisine in there. Furthermore, when visiting the country, you can not miss famous temples which were built by unique architectures and one of the best places to admire such temples is Siem Reap. The post will tell you the famous temples in Siem Reap for you.

1 Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is the most beautiful and largest temple in Cambodia. It is the reason why it becomes the tourism symbol of Cambodia. The temple which was built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the first half of the 12th century is the pinnacle of Khmer architecture. The temple is famous for the long corridor is characterized by hundreds of bars Hindu epic with thousands of statues stunning Apsara dancers. Furthermore, it is also the wonderful place for admiring sunset views.

Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat

2 Bayon Temple

Located in Angkor Thom area, Bayon temple is famous for hundreds of statues of four gorgeous faces. Bayon was built in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII and is the only temple in the Angkor National which was built primarily for Mahayana Buddhism and dedicated to worship Buddha. After the death of Jayavarman, Bayon was remodeled by Hinduism.

3 Ta Keo Temple

Takeo temple was built from sandstone and green is the only temple in unfinished Angkor Thom. Ta Keo was built by Jayavarman V King when his son was 17 years old and spending for Shiva god. However, the temple has never been accomplished by the death of the king.

Ta Keo Temple
Ta Keo Temple

4 Ta Prohm Temple

Built from 1186, Ta Prohm was a Buddhist temple dedicated to the mother of King Jayavarman VII. This is one of the few temples in Angkor evidence providing information on residents of the temple. The temple used to house more than 12,500 people. After the fall of the Khmer empire in the 15th century, the house was abandoned. The trunk grows around the walls make up the mysterious beauty and especially for the temple.

5 Banteay Kdei Temple

Located nearby Ta Prohm is Banteay Kdei temple which is considered as “The cell walls of monks “, a Buddhist temple in Angkor. The temple was built in the early 13th century during the reign of King Jayavarman VII. Buddhist monasteries have now ruined much faulty due to construction and the poor quality of the sandstone.

Banteay Kdei Temple
Banteay Kdei Temple

6 Pre Rup Temple

Pre Rup has seemed as the second small Angkor Wat with 3 center towers. The temple is made of gray sandstone, less durable than the pink sandstone as some of the other temples at Angkor. The temple was used as a place to cremate the bodies of the Royal lineage