Angkor was the ancient name of the king’s country. It was built by the king Suryavarman II and dedicated to Hindu god (Vishnu) but when it was changed to Buddhism they added the name Wat to Angkor (Angkor Wat) , the city that became a pagoda. It’s the largest and most amazing, architectural masterpiece, balance, proportion, bas-relief, and carving could make it one of the 7 finest wonder in the world.
Bayon Temple located in the center of the ancient capital city during 12 century in the reign of the king Jayavaraman VII and his immediate successor, is one of most powerful religious construction in the world. There were originally 54 towers but today only 37 are standing, with four faces on each cardinal direction but sometime there are only 3 or even just two.
It’s the jungle temple and most famous by Holly Wood movie, took a film inside this temple in 2001 and show in 2004. This temple was built by the king Jayavarman VII in 1186 to transfer merit to the king’s mother . Taprohm’s original name was Rajavihara, “The royal monastery”. The trees that was grown intertwined among the stone are especially responsible for Taprohm atmosphere. Eventually the trees became a support for the building also.
Banteay Srei Temple
The enchanting temple of Banteay Srei temple is almost everyone’s favorite. The special charm of this little temple lie in its conservation and excellent decoration, its miniature scale almost always surprise visitor. The name, relatively modern, means (Citadel of the lady). It was built by the precious stone or jewel of Khmer art, it like pink stone of lime stone. Banteay Srei was not a royal temple, it was built by the counselor of the king Rajandravarman II in 968.
Located at northeast of Ankor Thom it was a flat temple stood on a ground level. It was built by the king Jayavarman VII in 1191 on a site of major battle in the recapture of Angkor from the Chams. Phreah university, as well as a considerable city, By the way dedicated this temple to his father.
It’s a small temple and had a collection of 5 ponds, 4 ponds are at the corner and big one is in the center. It’s in shape of across, If we look from the helicopter like the red -cross. I was built by the king Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12 century and dedicated to the Buddhist hospital. Neak Pean was located in the center of the Baray Jayatataka, It was the big reservoir so nowadays all the visitors have to work on the wooden bridge to the temple.
Ta Som was a single monument which situation on a ground level and a flat temple. The western gate of the temple decorated with the 4 stone faces which was formerly covered by the root of the fig tree hanging down to earth, It looked attractive like the hair of someone. The temple like miniature simplified version of Ta Prohm or Banteay Kdei, Owes its charm to a combination of remoteness, semi-ruined state, and face towers.
Mebon temple stood on a small island man-made is 250 meters in diameter and situated in the center of the East Baray called “Yasodharatataka”, (1.8 kilometers wide by 7 kilometers long and 3 meters in depth). The temple was formerly accessible only by boat. It was the Hindu temple that was built by brick with 5 towers.
It was built in several year later than (Mebon temple 9 years). With5 brick towers on the top. According to the inscription told the date in AD 961 and the name of Siva-Linga (Rajendra-Bhadhresvara ). Which kept in the center tower. Cambodian people have always regarded this temple as a funeral association, is still doubtful. The name Pre Rup means “Changing the body”.
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