5 Most Mysterious Temples in Angkor Complex
Through thousands of years of history, temples in Angkor (Cambodia) contain many stories for travelers to find out. If you visit Angkor Temples once time, you will never forget its special architectures and material.
In 9th century, architects and artisans built this great complex with 600 architectures are scattered in a dense jungle with total area of 45 km2.
In the photo is the back gate of Angkor.
At the side of Angkor Temple are towers, temples, reliefs and large halls made from natural stones stack on each other, even on the roof.
The decoration is also made from stones with the shapes of Buddha, dancing girls, warriors and lotus to describe the history of Ramayana and Mahabharata.
The temple is about 1,400 m long in South – North direction and 800 m in East – West direction.
An outdoor deep and large moat with a host of water lilies makes the atmosphere in Angkor more natural and closer.
In the photo is two boys are picking water lilies in early morning.
The work is deeply in Buddhism style.
Sometimes, you can come across some monks walking slowly around the temple.
Everyone visiting Angkor is to enjoy the sunrise and sunset here.
When the sun comes down, this temple looks so mysterious that nowhere can be.
The statues on a bridge of Angkor Thom.
Bayon Temple will make you feel like flying high and want to conquer the beauty here.
The temple was made from 50 stone towers, it is a complex connected from stairs, 16 average towers and other small towers.
To build these smiling Buddha statues, people had to break the mountain and moved thousands of rocks and put them in a river.
The road leads to Ta Prohm Temple make people feel so peaceful and calm.
A lake leads to the temple.
Ta Prohm Temple is also called as Queen’s mausoleum with great ancient trees and constructions in unique shapes.
A smiling Buddha statue in one-thousand-year root tree.
In Angkor, people don’t wonder about the strange things like this because there is no answer.
A stop in front of Banteay Srei Temple.
The last temple. The smallest and prettiest one in Angkor is Banteay Srei.
This is not the particular temple in Angkor because it is far from huge monuments about 25 km.
Banteay Srei Temple was built mainly by red sandstone, a colored substance added to the sophisticated sculpture on the wall.
You can still see it nowadays.
Pictures descbring Buddhism and Angkor are sold on the way.
Every day, the complex welcome thousands of tourists visiting here,
that is the reason why Angkor Complex is in alert on the quality and viability.
A group of tourists are waiting for sunset on Phnom Bakheng Temple which was built on a hill between Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.
This was the center of the first Khomer Kingdom of Angkor named Yasodharapura, a Hindu temple with the height of 65m.
Situated on a hill peak, the temple nowadays has been a popular attraction to see the sunset when visiting Cambodia.
This temple is in the middle of the forest and 1.5 km to the Southeast.