Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat Temple Date of Construction: Early-Mid 12th cen C.E. Religious Affiliation: Hinduism Patron or King: Suryavarman II Artistic/Archeo. Style: Angkor Wat Location: 6 kms north of Siem Reap; nearest major temple to town Location of Entrance: Western causeway Duration of Visit: 2 hours – half day Time to Visit: Sunrise; Afternoon for best light […]

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Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom Date of Construction: Late 12th – Early 13th century C.E. Religious Affiliation: Buddhist Patron or King: Jayavarman VII Artistic/Archeo: Style: Bayon Location: Angkor Thom Duration of Visit: See individual temple listings Position (Center, Bayon): 13d26’28N 103d51’31E Description: Angkor Thom (Big Angkor) is a 3km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last […]

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Bayon Temple

Bayon Temple Constructed: Late 12th century C.E. Religion:Buddhist King/Patron:Jayavarman VII Style:Bayon Bayon is a richly decorated Khmer temple built in the late twelfth century or early thirteenth century. Built at the centre of King Jayavarman’s capital, Angkor Thom was the last state temple to be built at Angkor, and the only Angkorian state temple to […]

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Ta Prohm Temple

Ta Prohm Temple Constructed: Mid 12th – Early 13th century C.E. Religion: Buddhist King/Patron: Jayavarman VII Style: Bayon Ta Prohm, a Bayon style temple, is believed to be built in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries. It was founded by King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Unlike most Angkorian temples, […]

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Banteay Srei Temple

Banteay Srei Temple Constructed: Late 10th century C.E. Religion: Hindu (Shiva) King/Patron:Rajendravarman Style:Banteay Srei Consecrated in 967 A.D, Banteay Srei was speculated to have been known earlier as Banteay Serai, which literally means the Citadel of Victory. This was the only major temple at Angkor not built by a monarch; its construction is credited to […]

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