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Wat Bo Siem Riep

Wat Bo

Location: Cnr Samdech Tep Vong St and Street 22 (East side of the river. Follow the road that continues from over Wat Bo bridge). One of the oldest temples makes a nice contrast between the oldest and the glittering new ones though it the rough artwork wouldn’t match the craftsmen of Angkor. The architecture of the [...]
Wat Preah Prom Rath, Pokambor Ave Siem Riep

Wat Preah Prom Rath, Pokambor Ave

Located on the bank of the Siem Reap River, the glittering modern temple Wat Preah Prohm Rath grounds gives a few hints to its 500 year history. Though the lotus themed architecture seem to emulate temples from over the border, the front gate integrates Bayon style heads and a scene in relief of the Buddha [...]
Angkor thom Siem Riep

Angkor thom

Located in present day Cambodia, Angkor Thom (Big Angkor) is a 3km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire. After Jayavarman VII recaptured the Angkorian capital from the Cham invaders in 1181, he began a massive building campaign across the empire, constructing Angkor Thom as his new capital city. [...]
Elephant Terrace Siem Riep

Elephant Terrace

The Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King form a 500m long platform across the east side the the Royal Palace in Angkor Thom. The terraces are very different structures to the other Angkor temples, but thanks to their picturesque surroundings, facing the Prasats Suor Prat, and incredible carvings, they are an essential [...]
Banteay Srei (the citadel of women) Siem Riep

Banteay Srei (the citadel of women)

The road to Banteay Srei has been recently repaired and it takes about 30 minutes from Siem Reap. Banteay Srei is an exquisite miniature; a fairy palace in the heart of an immense and mysterious forest; the very thing that Grimm delighted to imagine, and that every child’s heart has yearned after, but which mature [...]
Chausay Tevda Siem Riep

Chausay Tevda

Chau Say Tevoda is a small temple built at the end of Suryavarman II’s reign in the mid 12th century. Located just east of Angkor thom, directly south of Thommanon temple across the Victory Way. It is dedicated to Shiva but most of the carvings are of Vishnu. Much of the temple has vanished except [...]
Sras rang Siem Riep

Sras rang

Sras Srang is one of the few reservoirs at Angkor still holding water. It was completed during the reign of Rajendravarman in the late 10th century, and was designed by the architect Kavindrarimathana, whose name has miraculously survived. Sras Srang means ‘royal bathing pool,’ and was originally far larger than any pool today—at least 350 [...]
Pre Rup Siem Riep

Pre Rup

The temple was built during the reign of King Rajendravarman. This is a temple mountain of combined brick, laterite and sandstone construction. Located just south of the East Baray, or eastern reservoir, Pre Rup is aligned on a north-south axis with the East Mebon temple, which is located on what was an artificial island in the baray. The [...]
Fishing Village Siem Riep

Fishing Village

Chong Khneas is a floating fishing village in Tonle Sap Lake (17km away from Siem Reap).  Chong Khneas is made up of more than one hundred floating shanties. The people live a very primitive life, making the best of what they have. In the village, you can find a small floating basketball court, a floating [...]
Preah Khan Siem Riep

Preah Khan

This site was in fact a real city of more than 50 ha. In spite of the vandalism and the plunder there’re still some magnificent sculptures. The city sheltered 10.000 persons, 1000 dancers and one Sanscrit’s school. Originally it was a convent Buddhist whose Buddha’s representations were destroyed by Brahmanes ( Indian priests) and replaced [...]

 

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