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[KIT] 4 temples you willing to go when visiting Cambodia’s Angkor Wat

You’re a history person and tried to find a suitable place to visit and learn from for a vacation break. You’ll try to find that place on a public network or a vacation recommendation website. One of them will appear on the list, Angkor Wat of Cambodia, “The 7th wonder of the world”. Angkor Wat has been around since the 12th century with a land area of 163 ha. The whole area is one of the biggest religious memorials on the planet.

An image of Angkor Wat from an open-source website, pixabay.com

However, if you decide to go there, a common question for foreigners is, “What are the important temples to visit? And how many are temples out there?”. No more doubt, this article will discuss the top 4 FAVORITE destinations or temples you should go to during the process.

4. Phnom BaKheng

Phnom Bakheng is a Buddhist and Hindu temple located at Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap, around four hundred meters from Angkor Thom. A template in the shape of a pyramid, Phnom BaKheang, is the state temple of the first Khmer capital in the Angkor area. The temple has created by King Yasovarman de 1st and it was built at the end of the 9th century. It’s known as the “Sunset Temple” which people can enjoy a delightful orange sunset at the top of the temple due to its high standpoint above the rest of the zone. It has a high of seventy-nine meters which consisting of seven levels. This temple is a very famous place when it comes to watching the sun going down slowly.

Google Map link to Phnom BakKheang: https://goo.gl/maps/59bTqsaVn4QXZxjw6

3. Preah Khan Temple

Based on the Google reviews, Preah Khan Temple got a score of 4.7/5 by 1,828 reviews. It is located two kilometers north-east of Angkor Thom. This temple was built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII to honor the former king, his father, King Dharanindravarman II. This larger temple was completed in 1191 A.D. The word of Preah Khan can be translated into English as “The Sacred Sword”. Words from the ancient Cambodian said that Preah Khan was more than just a monastery. It was an entire city of fifty-six hectares.

Google Map link to Preah Khan Temple: https://goo.gl/maps/knvuCve2y4tRcGxQ6

2. Banteay Srie Temple

This Khmer Architectural Style temple, known as a temple built to the dedicated Shiva, Hindu God, took shape in 967 AD. In this modern-day, word Banteay Srie means “citadel of the woman” and it’s said it must have been built by a woman. It’s located twenty-five kilometers north-east of Angkor Thom. The meaning of this temple is to support for women to empower themselves which makes Banteay Srei a unique temple of all the temples in the region.

Google Map link to Banteay Srei Temple: https://goo.gl/maps/UMMocJGWrGaABtBU8

1. Angkor Wat

The main temple of the region, Angkor Wat, is the largest religious monument and archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Built Between roughly A.D. 1113 and 1150 by King Suryavarman de Second. It covers a land area of one-hundred-sixty-three ha, in the heart of Siem Reap city. The temple itself got a 4.7/5 stars rating on Google reviews and 5 stars out of 5 by 48,127 reviews on tripadvisor.com. It’s a place you might not miss during your visit. The time you step your feet above the temple floor, close your eyes, you’ll get the feeling of power and delight from the sound of Dharma all over the temple. Believe it or not, please give it a try and give us a comment below, we would like to hear the best experience you got from you.

Google Map link to Angkor Wat Temple: https://goo.gl/maps/iZ2Zo5XQjqzgSQWdA

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