7 famous temples in Siem Reap - Cambodia, the most unique is the No. 3 temple

The long-distance bus rolls from Ho Chi Minh city center only about 50 minutes to the Western highway. And from Cu Chi town, after a while, came to Moc Bai border gate. Only about 70 km away and an hour to make a visa, you can see the golden roofs, splendor and pride in Siem Reap . 

According to The Culture Trip magazine , among the thousands of staggering temples, sprouting up here, there are 7 famous temples with incredible architecture and are impressive sights that you absolutely cannot miss.


1. Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat complex was built within 37 years from the 12th century on a surface of 1,050 meters long and 850 meters wide. More than 2,500 workers have been mobilized to complete one of the wonders of the ancient world and it is thought that it takes more than a month to visit all 300 temples.

 
7 famous temples in Siem Reap - Cambodia, the most unique is the No. 3 temple
Angkor Wat

As the only one of the 300 temples facing the West, the best time to remember the wonderful images of Angkor Wat is at sunset, when the sun is dyed a yellow color on the stone walls. old, then slowly touch the red light on 5 ancient towers. Tourists from all over the world every 5 pm are flocking here to capture the full sight of the wonders of Angkor Wat.


2. Bayon Temple

Built in the late 12th or early 13th centuries, Bayon is the main temple of the Mahayana period, Jayavarman VII. 

 
7 famous temples in Siem Reap - Cambodia, the most unique is the No. 3 temple
Bayon Temple

The most striking feature of Bayon temple architecture is the gentle and smiling Buddha statues on the towers, carved faces protruding as if looking out at the surrounding scenery. The temple is known for two striking content depicting mythological, historical and landscape scenes. Bayon is considered the "most striking expression of the baroque style" of Khmer architecture, in contrast to the classical style of Angkor Wat.


3. Ta Prohm Temple

Ta Prohm Temple - one of the Buddhist temples in the Kingdom of Cambodia is designed in a Bayon style and has an area of ​​about 650,000m2. The temple was built in hash 1186 by King Jayavarman VII, the first time the temple was newly established with the name Rajavihara and was built exclusively for his mother. To complete this temple requires 79,365 hardworking workers including 18 monks, 2,740 main workers, 2,202 auxiliary workers and 615 remaining dancers are workers.

 
7 famous temples in Siem Reap - Cambodia, the most unique is the No. 3 temple
Ta Prohm Temple

Located in the magnificent Angkor Thom population of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Ta Prhom Temple is more unique and impressive when wearing huge but strange roots. Entering the temple is like you are lost in another world, a world where nature completely reigns.

To see the full beauty of Ta Prhom temple, visitors should come in the early morning when there is little appearance of human figures, stalls serving food, drinks or other drinks. open. Admission is 37 USD / ticket / day (equivalent to 850,000 VND / ticket / day).


4. Banteay Srei Temple

Banteay Srei Temple is a temple for nuns. This ancient temple belonging to Angkor Thom complex was built to worship the Hindu god, which worship the supreme god Shiva in Hinduism of India.

 
7 famous temples in Siem Reap - Cambodia, the most unique is the No. 3 temple
Banteay Srei Temple

Banteay Srey Temple is a masterpiece of laterite and red sandstone sculpture, the pigment used in addition to the wall sculptures. The whole temple is the pinnacle of rock art with delicate and intricate reliefs.

Although Banteay Srey is located in a dense, ancient forest and is located in the partly ruined Angkor Thom, this temple is still an extremely attractive Cambodian tourist destination. People come here as a quiet place, a place with a rich culture and be surprised by the massive architecture of the ancient Khmer.


5. Banteay Kdei Temple

Banteay  Kdei Temple was built in the style of Hindu temple architecture and Angkor Wat style, worshiping the supreme deity of Hinduism, the god Shiva. The name Samre is named after an ancient people who once lived in Indochina. This ethnic group resides in the mountains of the Phnom Kulen region and is related to the Khmer.

 
7 famous temples in Siem Reap - Cambodia, the most unique is the No. 3 temple
Banteay Kdei Temple

Inside the temple, visitors will be amazed at the interior of the temple, with the laterite moat filled with water, making the temple even more peaceful and close. Vanteay Samre has a unique lotus tower located at the monastery grounds.

This temple is an attractive destination in Cambodia not only thanks to its hundreds of years of age but also thanks to the aesthetic value, cultural significance of the statues and extremely delicate sculptures of the temple. Especially, the statue in the temple grounds becomes a strange and attractive highlight.


6. Prasat Kravan Temple

Prasat Kravan is a small 10th-century temple that consists of five red brick towers on a shared terrace, in Angkor, Cambodia.

 
7 famous temples in Siem Reap - Cambodia, the most unique is the No. 3 temple
Prasat Kravan Temple

The temple was built for Vishnu - the shy Hindu god 1,000 years ago. When visiting Prasat Kravan, don't forget to take time to admire the incredible reliefs that adorn this temple.


7. Ta Som Temple

Although small compared to other temples, Ta Som is still an attractive attraction not to be missed in Siem Reap.

 
7 famous temples in Siem Reap - Cambodia, the most unique is the No. 3 temple
Ta Som Temple

This private, solitary temple is covered with a sacred fig tree. Wander from the east, you will enjoy the many carvings and gates of the temple.

Scroll