Angkor Thom City: Angkor

The Most Exotic Capital City on Earth

UNESCO: Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom is the capital city of the Ancient Khmer Kingdom was the most prosperous in the 12th century. Angkor Wat is the name of the Hindu temple, the largest religious site in the world located to the south outside the walls of Angkor Thom.


Inside Angkor Thom wall are administration centre, religious places, king's palace, royal court, and much more.

Bas Relief Wall, Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom
Bayon
Temple in Mahayana Buddhism, decorated with symbol that could recognized most of Angkor. Those are huge faces on top of 54 towers and bas relief on the walls of the daily living and great battle in the reign of King Jayavarman VII who commanded to construct the largest number and most famous historic places in Angkor.

Completed Restoration: Bapuan Temple, Angkor Thom
Reclining Buddha Wall, Bapuan Temple, Angkor Thom
Bapuan 
Religious place in form of 3 tiers stepped-pyramid; masterpiece is Reclining Buddha stone lego on the back wall of temple. Now restoration is completed and opened for visiting since 2011.


Phiman Akas Temple, Angkor Thom
Phiman Akas
Religious site with a frightening legend where is the place the king has to stay with 9-headed naga's daughter every night for peace, and abundance of the kingdom.

Elephant Terrace, Angkor Thom
Terrace of the Leper King, Angkor Thom
Terrace of Elephant and Terrace of Leper King
Terraces for the king's ceremonies and multi functions usage, in front of terraces is a large ground where Zhou Daguan, the one of Chinese ambassador's team who spent time at Angkor for a year in 15 century recorded that events and festivals for people were held here.

Phnom Bakheng Temple, Angkor
West Baray View, Phnom Bakheng Temple, Angkor
Phnom Bakheng
First Mountain Temple ever built in Angkor, on the hill provides scenic Western Baray and Angkor Wat in another location.

Bhaksi Chamkrong Temple, Angkor

Bhaksi Chamkrong
Compact and simple Stepped Pyramid religious place built of brick. The inscription on the temple described the king bestowed ​​golden statues of Shiva and his consort, Uma to be enshrined inside the building.

My Impression
  • Mystical face of Face Towers and the idea to be in the eyes of him all the time
  • Reclining Buddha creation on the wall of Bapuon

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