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Angkor Thom
Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom

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Angkor Archaeological Park, Krong Siem Reap 17000, Cambodia
+855 63 765 577
https://justsiemreap.com/temple-guide/angkor-thom/
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The haunting ruins of Angkor Thom marks the last and most impressive capital of the Khmer Empire. It is situated along the scenic Siem Riep River. The architecture is in the distinctive Bayon style, ... Read more
known throughout the world for its large scale, towers covered in massive faces, and the many terraces, pyramids, and temples that grace the city. This style is so unique and evocative, that despite its antiquity it has been pulled into popular modern culture in many ways. Fans will recognize it from books such as James Rollin's The Judas Strain, movies like Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and even computer games such as the popular Civilization franchise.

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Phoenix

Really neat ruins! What I love most about this places is its vastness; you definitely get the opportunity to wander!

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Calgary

Simply amazing ruins, a must see for photographers and history nuts. The intricate carvings are so impressive.

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Foster City

Angkor Thom was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer Kingdom.

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Kuala Lumpur

Angkor Thom, constructed in the late 12th century and supported a population of 1 million people then, is said to be the ultimate achievement of Jayavarman VII, the greatest of all Khmer kings. It was built with high walls and a moat as a representation of the Hindu universe where the cosmic Mount Meru is surrounded by mountain ranges and the ocean. Entrance to Angkor Thom is via a raised road above the moat which is lined by 54 gods on the left and 54 demons on the right with each group holding a naga snake. The best time to explore Angkor Thom is in the morning because most tourists rush to visit Angkor Wat.

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New York City

A historically and architecturally amazing place. Not as detailed as the Grand Temple at Angkor Wat, but really remarkable. You must go with a knowledgeable tour guide for the best experience. Also got to see some Cambodian monkeys (much more docile than Indian ones!)

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Kuala Lumpur

Angkor Thom was the last capital of the Angkor empire, making it a massively sprawling architectural complex. Do get a map so as not to miss out on the important landmarks within Angkor Thom.

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Boston

Angkor Thom is a city so there were a few temples as well as terraces and Bhudda's. Lots to see, we spent a good few hours roaming around. One of the main three and worth the stop!

I toured it after the sunset while everyone was still at Angor Watt so it was more empty which was great!

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Klang

Seven Wonders of the World, Angkor Wat is a symbol of Cambodia, normally the tourists first will visit to the South Gate of Angkor Thom. Very beautiful and surprising, happy to see the arts of Angkor Wat.

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Seoul

I visited Angkor Thom and all the temples contained within its walls as part of a half day tour. I hired an English speaking tour guide, which I'd recommend as you get some extra tales and native perspective you wouldn't get from just your guidebook alone. But I found it humorous that he didn't once mention that this was the Tomb Raider temple. Even midday, it was way less busy than its neighbor, Angkor Wat. If you're on a looser schedule and/or bothered greatly by the heat, get here in the early morning. I particularly enjoyed walking through the wooded area surrounding the temple, which provided some much needed shade. Remember your bug spray!

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Brooklyn

Angkor's second most famous temple complex. The Bayon is the highlight but there is plenty to explore here and the entryway to the complex is spectacular.

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Anchorage

The place from Tomb Raider. You can see the famous scene in this part of the park. For me, Angkor Thom was more interesting than Angkor Wat. Of course, two are completely different kind of sites. The jungle in this park was quite interesting. It's wild, green and brown. Really fascinating. It's not easy to get lost, try walk around the small streets with broken bricks.

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Novosibirsk

The city Temple is located in 1 km from Angkor Vat. In limits Angkor Tom the temples constructed before emergence of temples Bapkhuon and Pimenakas remained, it is also possible to see Bayon and ceremonial constructions of the Terrace of Elephants and the Leprous King. Besides this group of monuments interest is represented by more than 10 less known. Angkor Tom has a form of a square and is surrounded with eight meter wall. The stone bridges thrown through a ditch, people around Angkor Tom, are protected by 108 figures of gods and demons.

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Guangzhou

Woke up at half four, had some light breakfast and went down on a bike to the famous Angkor Thom, it looks even better than in the book, this is a true get away trip.

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Arlington

Angkor Thom is huge (literally a city!) with many interesting ruins to see. Bayon and Baphuon are two of the best. But you can also find smaller, quieter ruins here. Absolutely worth seeing!

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Jakarta

One of amazing temples at Siem Reap. During dry seasons, the heat can be unbearable (at 35c and no wind). Wear lose fitting clothes and hats and bring water. The best time to go is either early in the morning or late afternoon as you can 'avoid' the crowds

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London
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One more large complex in Angkor with moats surrounding dozens more spectacular temples, including the massive carved heads of Bayon amongst others. Very scenic and, as its spread out, a bit easier to move around without constantly being in some other tourist's snapshot. Amazing structures.

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Bayon Temple is nice, but spend time to see the other temples in Angkor Thom, definitely worth it.

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Sydney

The one-time royal city, Angkor Thom is essentially a blanket term covering a wealth of temples contained within its gates, including Bayon, Baphuon, and the exquisitely-carved Terrace of the Elephants. As such, it’s best considered all as a piece: Baphuon won’t change your life, but the whole effect is pretty impressive.

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Santa Clara

Angkor Thom is an awesome ruin and is a bus ride down from Angkor Wat. One of my favorite Wong Kar Wai films, "In the Mood for Love" was shot at Angkor Thom. The monument is huge and does not get as crowded compared to Angkor Wat. For these reasons, it's definitely worth a visit.

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值得駐足久留的景點

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