This same year, our most international amusement park, the Angkor attraction, was inspired by Port Aventura, inspired by the site of Angkor, one of the largest religious structures ever built, as well as being one of the most important archaeological treasures on the planet. Well, today we wanted to know more about this wonderful ruined city located in the north of Cambodia.
Surrounded by greenery and truly amazing landscapes, this city hidden in the jungle fascinates everyone who visits it. Do you want to know more about this jewel of archeology? Well, do not miss anything we tell you below! I assure you that you will love it!
Safeguarded by UNESCO
Considered one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia by the Unesco, the Angkor Archaeological Park stretches about 400 square kilometers, including dozens of temples, hydraulic structures, communication routes and the wooded area. Here are remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, which comprise the period from the 9th to the 15th century and which played an important role in the political and cultural development of the region. Among them, we highlight the famous Angkor Wat temple and the Bayon temple, which can boast of having numerous sculptural decorations. So important is this place that UNESCO has carried out a program to safeguard both this symbolic site and its surroundings.
An exceptional civilization
Located in the Cambodian province of Siem Reap, Angkor has impressive monuments, different urban plans and large water tanks, characteristics that testify to a civilization exceptional. In addition, it must be taken into account that the architecture and design of the different capitals testify to the high level of social order and classification that was experienced in the Khmer Empire. In short, it is a place that exemplifies cultural, religious and symbolic values and that has great architectural, archaeological and artistic value.
Although, as we have mentioned, within the complex there are numerous monuments worth visiting, there are some that should be visited compulsory, like Angkor Wat, which is the main temple; Angkor Thom, a fortified city of 9 square kilometers; Preah Khan, temple located northeast of Angkor Thom; Phnom Bakheng, temple of Hindu aesthetics dedicated to Shiba; Srah Srang, an artificial lake; Banteay Kdei; a Bayon-style temple; and Ta Prohm; a monastery and school to teach the Buddhist faith.
Tips for visiting the place
Since there are so many places to visit, it is important that you take several things into account if you are lucky enough to visit this gem of archeology. For example, you should know that there are three options entry: For one ($ 20), three ($ 40), or five days ($ 60), which can be completed in the course of a week. With three days you will have enough to enjoy this place, although, if you have time to spare, we recommend that you choose the last option, since you will be able to enjoy the journey more peacefully. In addition, it is important that you know that there are different options to visit the place: a tour in a kind of minibus, by private car, by taxi, on foot, by bicycle ... You will only have to choose the one that best suits your tastes and needs. . On the other hand, we recommend that you try to be in the field during the dawn and the sunset, since it is when the temples are most beautiful.
Then we leave you with our Gallery, where you can see more images of this impressive archaeological complex.
ANGKOR TEMPLES OF CAMBODIA (FULL DAY TOUR) ???????? (September 2020)