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Discover Angkor Temple Complex a day trip
This one day trip allows us to visit the oldest temple in the Angkor complex, the Rolous Temple Group, the in famous
majestic Angkor Wat, As well as enjoying the marvelous sun set over Angkor Wat and the surrounding area from the
Mountain temple of Phnom Bakeng.
In the morning we start our tour with the Rolous Tempe Group, which includes the oldest
temple in the Angkor complex. We visit the Loile, the Preah ko and the Bakong Temple.
The most impressive of the three remaining temples is Prasat Bakong. The corners of the
pyramid have statues of elephants and crouching lions guard the steps. After that we return
Siem Reap for our lunch.
In the afternoon we visit the majestic Angkor Wat, which was built between 1112 and 1152
by King Suryavarman II and dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation; although
some believe it is actually dedicated to the King himself as the temple faces west, representing death. It is the best
preserved of all the temples. Its layout and its scale are simply breathtaking: the wall surrounding the enclosure measures
1,000 by 800 meters in length and the moat, said to represent the oceans of the world is 200 meters wide. It is, in all
probability, the largest religious monument ever built, covering an area of 81 hectares. The five towers that dominate the
scene are said to represent the five peaks of Mount Meru, the mythical home of the omnipotent Hindu deity Shiva. Beautiful
bas beliefs and carvings adorn the inner sanctuaries depicting various Hindu mythological epics, including the longest
continuous bas relief in the world, which runs along the outer