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Temples of Angkor

Welcome to the Temples of Angkor Wat, the most beautiful and historical place in Cambodia, Siem Reap. If you want to go back in history and find yourself in ancient time then the Angkor Archaeological park is the best place to visit!

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom are the best preserved temples and pull you back into this mysterious Angkor period. Angkor was the capital of the Khmer Empire which not only contained Cambodia but spread from the south of China till Vietnam, Thailand and Birma. Nothing in Europe can be compared with these monumental temples. Not much is known about their functions and the daily life of the people living there. They say that most of the temples were created for cult and honoring the gods.

At the moment The Angkor Temples are an open air museum for the many tourists visitng Siem Reap. For the Cambodians, Angkor Wat is not only an indication of their renowned past but also a national pride, a binding symbol which you can find also on the Cambodian flag. The temples are definitely worth a visit.

More about the Temples of Angkor

Browse through the following categories for some useful information and tips about the Angkor Archaeological Park.