Angkor Temple

Excursion to the temple of Angkor in Cambodia for a day. Located right next to the city of Siem Reap, this is one of Cambodia’s most popular attractions. I rented a bike to get there. The problem is that I thought to buy the ticket on the spot, which was not the case. Forced to come back and go to about 5 km from the temple to buy a ticket. Know that a ticket costs about 37 dollars, which is not nothing. Being the most popular attraction I did it. A little disappointed by the way the temple is maintained. The temple is beautiful and big it is a fact and it is a beautiful place. For the rest the locals can enter and pet the whole old stone, there is no security and when you leave the temple at the entrance you are harassed, all at an exorbitant price. For me the time is to see, but I am disappointed by the maintenance and quality of the infrastructure especially for such a price. I am therefore mixed about going to see the temple of Angkor.

Angkor, in Cambodia’s northern province of Siem Reap, is one of the most important archaeological sites of Southeast Asia. It extends over approximately 400 square kilometres and consists of scores of temples, hydraulic structures well as communication routes. For several centuries Angkor, was the centre of the Khmer Kingdom. With impressive monuments, several different ancient urban plans and large water reservoirs, the site is a unique concentration of features testifying to an exceptional civilization. Temples such as Angkor Wat, the Bayon, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm, exemplars of Khmer architecture, are closely linked to their geographical context as well as being imbued with symbolic significance. The architecture and layout of the successive capitals bear witness to a high level of social order and ranking within the Khmer Empire. Angkor is therefore a major site exemplifying cultural, religious and symbolic values, as well as containing high architectural, archaeological and artistic significance.

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