Interesting Indochina tours with mysterious temples in Siem Reap1541
If will be a big mistake if you do not visit Siem Reap in your Indochina tours. Siemreap is considered as the most attractive tourist spot in Cambodia. Here, you can enjoy huge temples which are the symbol of Khmer architecture.
Angkor Wat is the largest and the most beautiful temple in Ankor complex. Located in a large area of nearly 200 hectares, the temple is surrounded by a reservoir. Built in the reign of King Suryavarman II in the first half of the 12th century, Ankor Wat is the pinnacle of Khmer architecture. Angkor Wat is famous for its sophisticated bas-relieves describing Hindu legends about Gods and immortal life.
As the last capital of Khmer Empire, Ankor Thom means great city. The complex was built in the late of 12th century with an area of 9 km2. Ankor Thom includes many temples from the previous periods and Jayavarman temples. Once taking Indochina holidays in Siem Reap, you should not miss this interesting place.
Built in 1186, Ta Prohm was a Buddhist temple dedicating to the mother of King Jayavarman VII. This is one of few temples in Angkor complex which provide vivid proofs about Khmer culture and residents inside the temple. The temple was a home of 12,500 people including 18 priests, and 8000 Khmer people. After the fall of Khmer empire in the 15th century, the temple was abandoned in the jungle.
Ta Keo is an incomplete temple which is built to worship god Shiva. Ta Keo was built by Jayavarman V, son of Rajendravarman when he was only17 years old. However, the temple has not been completed due to the death of the king.
With three central towers, Pre Rup looks like a miniature Angkor Wat. Pre Rup is made of gray sandstone. Over centuries of being abandoned, the bas-relieves in the temple complex were not intact due to the rains and erosions. In the past, the temple was used as a place of cremation for royal family members.
Bayon temple was built in 12th century as a part of the expansion of Ankor Thom capital by King Jayavarman. Bayon is the only temple in Ankor which dedicates to Mahayana Buddhism. This is the most impressive temple in Ankor complex because of its large scale and mysterious spiritual atmosphere. This is an ideal place for your Indochina package tours.