Little Circuit: Angkor

Prasat Kravan, Banteay Kdei, Sra Srang, Ta Prohm, Ta Keo, Chausay Tevada, Thammanon

Raining Day, Ta Prom Temple, Angkor
Ta Phrom, the Mahayana Buddhist temple outside the walls of Angkor Thom is the most famous bustling site in Little Circuit. Its uniqueness has drawn tourists to experience the stone temple among jungle vibe. Unfortunately, on the day I visited, sudden heavy rain diminished their pleasure and pushed the crowd to shelter under leaking-roof buildings.

I went through a heavy rain with an umbrella, so that the atmosphere was not bad. Face towers on gopuras show that the temple was built by King Jayavarman VII. The charm of giant trees covering the buildings as a backdrop in the film alongside Angelina Jolie in Tomb Rider movie elevates Ta Phrom to the top list of visitors since then.

Little Circuit is a route visits the historic places outside ancient city of Angkor Thom to the east. The dominant consists of 8 sites: Prasat Kravan, Banteay Kdei, Sra Srang, Ta Prohm, Ta Keo, Chausay Tevada and Thammanon.

See Historic Sites on Little Circuit Photo Gallery, Click on Photo

Prasat Kravan, Little Circuit, Angkor
1 of 3 Stunning Visnhu, Prasat Kravan, Angkor
Banteay Kdei Temple, Little Circuit, Angkor
Buddha Image, Banteay Kdei Temple, Little Circuit, Angkor
Srah Song, Little Circuit, Angkor
Ta Phrom Temple, Little Circuit, Angkor
Bas Relief, Ta Prom Temple, Little Circuit, Angkor
Ta Keo Temple, Little Circuit, Angkor
Chausay Tevada Temple, Little Circuit, Angkor
Thommanon Temple, Little Circuit, Angkor


My Impression
Prasat Kravan
The five-tower small religious place built of brick with stunning three Bas Relief carvings of Vishnu in central tower. These beautiful works are depicted the mysterious power of supreme deity.

Being cursed
This is not impressive; it is an experience one has a chance to find in the land of witches and shaman. I bought guidebooks from a man for 5USD each instead of 26USD from a young woman who offered me first. She got angry and threatened to curse me then.

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