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Angkor Thom, Siem Reap

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Angkor Thom features the epic remains of the last "great city" of the Khmer Empire. Founded in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII, the city was a true administrative, military, and religious center of the kingdom. The wooden structures have long collapsed, but the stone walls, five gates, and terraces adorned with elaborate carvings still remain, with some portions completely restored--such as the popular south gate. To approach this gate you need to walk through a moat between two rows of statues holding the seven-headed Naga (giant serpent)--symbolizing the passage from the world of people to the world of goods. A Buddhist temple sited at the center inside the walls represents the connection between heaven and earth. Do not miss the terrace decorated with elephant carvings where royal parties took place. PutAngkor Thom into our Siem Reap trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Angkor Thom is a big capital in 12 century and there are many beautiful temples in it especially the main one called Bayon temple it is in the middle of Angkor Thom city. We really fall in love with.....  more
    Angkor Thom is a big capital in 12 century and there are many beautiful temples in it especially the main one called Bayon temple it is in the middle of Angkor Thom city. We really fall in love with.....  more »
  • This is a site you Must see and experience, everything positive that is publisched is correct. We really loved it.!!!!! 
    This is a site you Must see and experience, everything positive that is publisched is correct. We really loved it.!!!!!  more »

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