The Spectacular Angkor Complex

by Keira on March 7, 2012

in Asia, Cambodia, Travel Bucket List, Travel Destination Ideas

The Angkor Complex was once the center of the Khmer Empire. The empire’s boundaries were central Vietnam, China, and the Bay of Bengal. The ruins lie in modern day northern Cambodia in the Siem Reap Province. The word Angkor means city and the complex was once a huge city, believed to be the largest city in the world prior to the Industrial Revolution. The rulers of the Khmer Empire were known as universal monarchs or god-kings.

The complex itself composed of over 1000 temples, but are largely recognized in 3 main temple groups. They are Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Bayon temple. Everyone knows of Angkor Wat, as it is the biggest of the 3. It is considered to be the largest single religious monument in the world.

Below you will find some spectacular imagery of the Angkor Complex. Is it any wonder why I wish to travel here someday soon?

Angkor Wat Aerial View

Angkor Wat Aerial View

Apsara Dancer Carvings

Apsara Dancer Carvings

Empty Pools of Angkor Wat

Empty Pools of Angkor Wat

The Bayon Temple

The Bayon Temple reflected in the moat.

God-King Statue at Bayon Temple

God-King Statue at Bayon Temple

Artistic shot of Angkor Wat

Artistic shot of Angkor Wat using zoom.

Entering Angkor Thom

Entering Angkor Thom

Angkor Wat Sunset and Reflection on Moat

Angkor Wat Sunset and Reflection on Moat

54 Stone Figures line the South Gate Causeway at Angkor Thom

54 Stone Figures line the South Gate Causeway at Angkor Thom

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Have you been to Angkor? What did you like best about it?

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