The UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap, northern Cambodia, contains the remains of several capital cities of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 15th centuries.
It represents cultural, religious and symbolic values and holds high archaeological, architectural and artistic significance for many. A trip to this magnificent site is worth the visit to explore the temples of Angkor Wat, Bayon in Angkor Thom and Ta Phrom.
Angkor Wat is the largest religious building in the world and considered one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Breath-taking and stunning for its grand scale and incredible detail, this temple is a must-see sight for many travellers. Built during the 12th century, construction involved 300,000 workers, 6,000 elephants and transporting sandstone blocks from the holy mountain of Phnom Kulen, more than 50km away and floated down the Siem Reap River on rafts.
BAYON IN ANGKOR THOM
Bayon was the state temple of Angkor Thom, the former capital city of the Khmer empire, and built during the late 12th century. Bayon is a fantastic temple to explore and makes it a perfect place to get lost in the mysteries of the Angkor Thom fortified city with mazes of tunnels, blocked doorways and tumble-down rocks.
Known for its huge trees and gigantic roots growing out of its walls, Ta Phrom is a temple built during the 12th century and left mainly untouched. With many towers, closed courtyards and narrow corridors, Ta Phrom is the ultimate place to embark on an adventure.