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Angkor Thom

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #6 of 97 attractions in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: This magnificent inner royal city was built by the end of the 12th century and is renowned for its temple grounds and towering southern gate.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Minus the tourists, this would be another breathtaking sight. Being in the temples in Siem Reap alone is mesmerising enough but when you think of how they built everything (which remains a mystery), is just fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It is hard to imagine any building that is bigger or more beautiful than Angkor Wat but the detail and experience of Angkor Thom add up to equally rival Angkor Wat in my opinion. Gods on one side and demons on the other, be prepared to get out and snap some pictures! There was some construction going on, but nonetheless... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Definitely one of the most intriguing temple and mystical one. As a younger adult, I always loved Indiana Jones and films alike Tomb Raider. Being there, seeing those magnificent trees reining over those centuries old temples was completely breathtaking. If you do not have much time to visit the many temples in Angkor, this one is one to put on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful stories of the wonder that is Angkor. Along with Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat and Bayon, the crown of the temples.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Bit of construction going on at the moment which means you might not be able to take a perfect temple. Never the less it is a magnificent place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Probably a separate day is needed to see this second wonder of Cambodia. After Angkor Wat it's a lot to take in, but if you have to do it in the same day then be prepared to be gobsmacked by the work to reclaim this series of buildings from the jungle. We liked the trees still growing through the structure,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

An excerpt from my blog The Mediocre Wanderer: Before entering the ancient city of Angkor Thom, we stopped at the bridge and checked out the headless demons (right side) and gods (left side) guarding the pathway. Our pictures were taken beside the demons, with the guide romanticizing the act, saying that gods belong on the right of the demons. Being... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I never understood how large a complex the park was. It boggles the mind how structured, mathematical, tidy and rich it is. Also, how they used water so well. It greatly increased my humility for past civilisations and that perhaps modern humans are not the pinnacle of design as we destroy much of the Earth to try and get where... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There is a long walk way to the entrance surrounded by god and demon faces on both sides. This is your first view of the famous stone faces of Angkor Thom and Bayon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

following the story of the sea milk was an absorbing feature of our visit with a guide. Well worth having a guide for the first visit to temples and then go by yourself

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