Excursions to the grand temples of Cambodia
For France, the Eiffel Tower is an architectural national symbol (such a cliché), the Brandenburg Gate for Germany and the Kremlin for Russia, but in Cambodia these are ruins preserved from several Khmer empire capitals of the 9th-15th centuries. The monumental temple complex of Angkor Wat, located five kilometers from the city of Siem Reap, is a symbol of national pride and from the nineteenth century is depicted on the flag of Cambodia. This is the largest surviving religious building in the world.
The Khmer believed that the gods live in Angkor Wat, and access to the central part was accessible only to a very narrow circle of the elect. Now on the territory of the temple you can get for $ 20, and in this circle of the elect for an additional 5 ...
Angkor Archeological Park at Siem Reap (Siem-Reap, also Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Simrip), which is under the protection of UNESCO, is located on a territory of 400 square kilometers and includes two main building complexes: Angkor Wat temple and Bayon in Angkor Thom.