The charm beauty of temples in Cambodia, the close neighbor country of Vietnam, lways attracts tourists in all over the world every year. If you are planning your holiday in Cambodia and looking for best places to visit, you should not miss the following famous Cambodia’s temples:
Angkor Wat Temples
It’s really regret if you miss Angkor Wat Temple when travel to Cambodia. Angkor Wat is the most famous ancient temple site in Cambodia, and was recognized as the world heritage site by UNESCO. The ruins of Angkor Wat are located in the Angkor Archaeological Park, and the entrance to the park is located about 3km north of modern-day Siem Reap. There is no hotel within the park grounds, and most visitors to the ancient temples stay in Siem Reap. From Siem Reap, you can use 1 day or 2 days to visit temples here.
Beside Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and Bayon are the most attractive temples in Cambodia. The Bayon is at the centre of Angkor Thom (literally 'Great City'), which forms the heart of the Angkor complex as it is today. This inner city is surrounded by a moat, and approached at the four cardinal points via huge stone gates and causeways flanked by statues of gods and giants. Both Ta Prohm and Bayon Temple are Buddhist temples, and were constructed by King Jayavarman VII; Bayon in the late 12th century, and Ta Prohm from the mid 12th century to the early 13th century.
Ta Prohm is a quiet and sprawling monastery, which was discovered by the French naturalist Henri Mouhot in 1860. Ta Prohm is similar in general design to the temples of Preah Khan and Banteay Srei. It is an excellent example of the monastic complex style temples, and is a must to be included in any visit to the temples.