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    Best time to Visit Siem Reap: Jan,Feb,dec

    Category : Night Life: Night Life
    History/heritage: History & Heritage

    Duration(days) : 3 Days

    Description

    Cambodia - the place where the trees ate up the temples.  

    The ruins of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap attracts tourists from around the world. People can opt for one-day ($20), three-day ($40) and seven-day ($60) passes to view the marvellous ruins of Angkor complex.

    Some of the must see places around the Angkor complex are:
    * Angkor Wat
    * Angkor Thom
    * Bayon
    * Ta Prohm
    * Preah Khan
    * Neak Pean
    * East Mebon

    After getting 'templed out' the Pub Street of Siem Reap is the right place to relax. You can enjoy the live bands and sip in chilled Angkor beer offered at discounted rate.

    Dont forget to indulge yourself with quiet walks along the river side and shop at the night market and taste the delicious local cuisine. 


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    Angkor Wat

    Entry Fees :₹ One-day pass ($40), three-day ($40) and seven-day ($60) Time To Visit :5:00AM - 6:00PM

    Wat is the Khmer name for temple. Angkor Wat is located about six kilometers (four miles) north of Siem Reap. Angkor Wat was built in the first half of the 12th century (113-5BC). Estimated construction time of the temple is 30 years by King Suryavarman II, dedicated to Vishnu It is generally accepted that Angkor Wat was a funerary temple for King Suryavarman II and oriented to the west to conform to the symbolism between the setting sun and death. Angkor Wat occupies a rectangular area of about 208 hectares (500 acres) defined by a laetrile wall.
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      Angkor Thom - Great Angkor City

      Entry Fees :₹ Valid Angkor pass Time To Visit :5:00AM - 6:00PM

      Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire, was a fortified city enclosing residences of priest, officials of the palace and military, as well as buildings for administering the kingdom. Some of the temples inside the walls of the city are Bayon, Phimeanakas, Baphuon, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, Prah Palilay, Tep Pranam and Prasat Suor Prat. The Royal Palace situated within the city of Angkor Thom is of an earlier date and belonged to kings of the tenth and first half of the tenth and first half of the eleventh centuries. Symbolically, Angkor Thom is a microcosm of the universe, divided into four parts by the main axes. The temple of the Bayon is situated at the exact center of the axes and stands as the symbolical link between heaven and earth. The wall enclosing the city of Angkor Thom represents the stonewall around the universe and the mountain ranges around Meru. The surrounding moat (now dry) symbolizes the cosmic ocean. The city of Angkor Thom consists of a square, each side of which is about three kilometers (1.9 miles) long a laterite wall 8 meters (26 feet) in height around the city encloses an are of 145.8 hectares (360 acres).
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        Bayon Temple

        Entry Fees :₹ Valid Angkor pass Time To Visit :5:00AM - 6:00PM

        Prasat Bayon: We stand before it stunned. It is like nothing else in the land. The dense jungle surround the temple camouflaged its position in relation to other structures at Angkor so it was not known for some time that the Bayon stands in the exact centre of the city of Angkor Thom. Its Buddhist temple. built in 12th century; nearly 100 years after Angkor Wat. Over 2000 large faces carved on the 54 tower give this temple its majestic character. The faces with slightly curving lips, eyes placed in shadow by the lowered lids. ('Smile of Angkor') It is generally accepted that four faces on each of the tower are images of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara and that they signify the omnipresence of the king.
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          Ta Prohm - Jungle Temple

          Entry Fees :₹ Valid Angkor pass Time To Visit :7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

          Ta Prohm should be high on the hit list of every visitor. Its the ultimate fantasy of all Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones movie fans. Ta Prohm is just out of this world. You will truly understand that the power of the jungle is superior than human. Ta Prohm temple was Built from 1186. The majestic trees have ate up most of the temple and you will find many impassable corridors - clogged with jumbled piles of carved stone blocks dislodged by the roots of trees.
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            Preah Khan

            Entry Fees :₹ Valid Angkor pass Time To Visit :7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

            Like Ta Prohm, this temples also remains vastly unrestored. Blocks of stone lie in piles, vegetation grows over the ruins, and you get the same feel you would in Ta Prohm minus the crowds. Preah Khan temple is located 2 kilometers north-east of Angkor Thom. The inscription indicates that Preah Khan was built on the battle site where King Jaya-varman VII finally defeated the Chams.
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              Neak Pean

              Entry Fees :₹ Valid Angkor pass Time To Visit :7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

              Neak Pean is a large square man-made pond (70 meters, 230 feet each side) bordered by steps and surrounded by four smaller ponds. The marshy path the leads to Neak Pean is a beautiful sight in its own.
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                East Mebon

                Entry Fees :₹ Valid Angkor pass Time To Visit :7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

                The East Mebon is a temple with five towers arranged like the numbers on a die atop a base with three tiers. The whole is surrounded by three enclosures. The towers represent the five peaks of the mythical Mount Meru. The lintels on the west entry tower depict Visnu in his avataras of man-lion tearing the king of the demons with his claws (east). At the northeast corner Laksmi stands between two elephants with raised trunks sprinkling lustral water on her. It was built in the second half of the tenth century (952) by king Rajendravarman II, dedicated to Siva (Hindu), an ancestor temple in memory of the parents of the king with following the Pre Rup style art.
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                  Siem Reap has international airport with flights connecting from different parts of the world.

                  Siem Reap Airport is 6km from town.

                  Getting around in Siem Reap

                  * Most Siem Reap tuk tuk take you around the Angkor complex $18 per day.
                  * Can use electric bikes for hire, which cost around $10. 
                  * The rent is generally 1 USD per day for a bicycle in Seam Reap.