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Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom is the largest city center of Angkor whose name means “Great City” spans 900 hectares. It was the center Capital of the Khmer Empire since the late 12th century, founded by the famous King Jayavarman VII. The city is surrounded by a wall and a wide moat. Five monumental gates allow entry into.

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Angkor Wat

Built between 1113 and 1150 by Suryavarman II as his state temple and capital city, Angkor Wat is, with its 200 hectares area, one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed. Its name means “Buddhist Monastery in the city”. The most celebrated of all Cambodian´s monuments is considered to be the symbol of the nation.

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Bakong

The Bakong is the first real pyramidal shaped temple built in Cambodia to take the form which researchers have come to call “temple mountain”. Before the Bakong, this architectural type had not fully emerged, and even at Ak Yum, on the southern dike of the Western Baray, the form is not yet totally achieved.

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Baksei Chamkrong

Baksei Chamkrong is a small Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and that used to hold a golden image of him. It was dedicated to the memory of the late King Yasovarman by his son, King Harshavarman I.

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Banteay Kdei

This monument dating back to the late 12th century, beginning of the 13th century under the reign of Jayavarman VII, is opposite the Sras Srang Royal Bath. Though not as popular as Ta Phrom or Preah Khan, it nevertheless provides an ideal setting to linger.

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Banteay Prei

Situated to the north of Preah Khan Temple, Banteay Prei is a small and peaceful temple built under Jayavarman VII. Medallions and devatas make the temple interesting to discover.

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Banteay Samre

This monument dating back to the late 12th century, beginning of the 13th century under the reign of Jayavarman VII, is opposite the Sras Srang Royal Bath. Though not as popular as Ta Phrom or Preah Khan, it nevertheless provides an ideal setting to linger.

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Banteay Srei

This monument dating back to the late 12th century, beginning of the 13th century under the reign of Jayavarman VII, is opposite the Sras Srang Royal Bath. Though not as popular as Ta Phrom or Preah Khan, it nevertheless provides an ideal setting to linger.

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Baphuon

     Baphuon was originally a state-temple mountain dedicated to Shiva when it was built in the 11th century (around 1060). During the 16th century an immense statue of reclining Buddha was erected on his western face when the temple was converted to Buddhism.

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