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Pub Street in Siem Reap

Officially titled “Street 8”, Pub Street is the center of action as the night falls in Siem Reap. The street, starting off at the Red Piano Restaurant and ending at the Banana Leaf Restaurant, is a 100m stretch of road speckled with neon lit clubs, bars, restaurants, and vendors. Visitors to Pub Street now enjoy a much […]

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Koh Ker Temple

Koh Ker TempleThe temple complex at Koh Ker, northeast of Siem Reap, represents the remnants of the capital of the Khmer Empire from 928 AD. – 944 A.D. – a very unique period in the Age of Angkor. From the time the Khmer capital was first moved to the Angkor area in the late 9

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Preah Vihear Temple

Preah Vihear Temple Constructed: Late 9th – mid- 12th centuries C.E.Religion: Hindu (Shiva)King/Patron: Yosovarman I and Suryavarman I & II The Preah Vihear Temple is a Khmer temple situatedy atop Pey Tadi, a 525-metre (1720 ft) cliff in the Dangrek Mountains located in the Preah Vihear Province of northern Cambodia.  The temple gives its name to Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province

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Kulen Mountain National Park

Kulen Mountain National ParkConstructed: 9th century C.E.Religion: HinduKing/Patron: Jayavarman IIStyle: Kulen The Kulen Mountain or Phnom Kulen is declared as a National Park. It is an isolated mountain massif located in Svay Leu District and some 48km from Siem Reap. Its highest point is 487 meters.  This is widely regarded as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire. During the

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Bayon Temple

Bayon Temple Constructed: Late 12th century C.E.Religion: BuddhistKing/Patron: Jayavarman VIIStyle: Bayon Bayon is a richly decorated Khmer temple built in the late twelfth century or early thirteenth century. Built at the centre of King Jayavarman’s capital, Angkor Thom was the last state temple to be built at Angkor, and the only Angkorian state temple to be built primarily as a

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Bakong Temple

Bakong TempleConstructed: Late 9th century C.E.Religion: HinduKing/Patron: Indravarman IStyle: Preah Ko Roluos Group: The most impressive member of the Roluos Group, sitting at the center of the first Angkorian capital. Hariharalaya. Bakong stands 15 meters tall and is 650x850m at the outer wall. Constructed by the third Angkorian-era king as his state-temple, Bakong represents the first application of the temple-mountain

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Boeng Melea Temple

Boeng Melea TempleThe remains of Boeng Mealea, which are still partly buried under vegetation, consist of perfectly squared-off sandstone building blocks. The outstanding decoration dates from the fist half of the 12thcentury.  In various times, the pediments of some buildings are sculpted with narrative scenes from the Ramayana, and while Hindu iconographic themes are plentiful,

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Ta Prohm Temple

Ta Prohm TempleConstructed: Mid 12th – Early 13th century C.E.Religion: BuddhistKing/Patron: Jayavarman VIIStyle: Bayon Prohm, a Bayon style temple, is believed to be built in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries.  It was founded by King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in

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Angkor Thom Temple

Angkor Thom TempleConstructed: Late 12th – Early 13th century C.E.Religion: BuddhismKing/Patron: Jayavarman VIIStyle: Bayon Angkor Thom is a very popular tourist spot. It was established in the late twelfth century to early thirteenth century by King Jayavarman VII. This site is situated 1.7 Km north of Angkor Wat, within which are located several monuments from earlier eras as well as those

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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat – Heritage of Humanity and World WonderConstructed: Early – Mid 12th century C.E.Religion: HinduismKing/Patron: Suryavarman IIStyle: Angkor Wat  Angkor Wat which literally means ‘City Temple’ is a Hindu temple complex built to replicate the heavens on earth.  Constructed for King Suryavarman II in the early twelfth century, it is the best-preserved temple and is the only one to

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