Cambodia is a relatively new destination in Asia. Some places are
newly discovered and there is still a very small amount
of visitors. You get the chance to travel into a new
places for your vacation, you will enjoy with our
magnificent temple of Angkor Wat and other temples in Siem Reap, museum, Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh city.
SIEM REAP CAMBODIA
Capital of the province of the same name, this small, French colonial-style town is situated picturesquely along the banks of the Siem Reap River approximately seven kilometers from its national and international airport. Read More... General about Siem Reap
Angkor Wat, the largest monument of the Angkor complex and the best preserved, is an architectural masterpiece. It is perfection in composition, balance, proportions, relief and sculptures make it one of the finest monuments in the world. "Wat" meaning "Monastery" which was called it when it became a Buddhist Hinayanism in the 16th century. Angkor Wat Temple ...
Angkor derives from Sanskrit word: "Nagara" meaning "City or Town or Capital"; "Thom" means "Great" so Angkor Thom meaning "Great City".
The town of Angkor Thom as we see it today, is not the first capital of ancient Cambodia in the same place.
The first city was founded by king YaÃ§ovarman I (899 to about 910). This king began his reign in the capital of his father Indravarman I at Hariharalaya. He abandoned the city in order to build his own capital YaÃ§odharapura meaning the "city of YaÃ§ovarman". It was recognized that the centre of this first city is the Phnom Bakheng. It was chosen for its proximity to the river Siem Reap which does not dry up and because the hill form a natural foundation for the pyramid of the God-King ritual. YaÃ§odharapura was larger than the present town (4 km at each side) owing to the security was good; it allowed the king to be surrounded the city by cheap enclosures of stake to protect the eastern side, he used the course of the river. Angkor Thom
The Bayon, is the exact centre of the town of Angkor Thom. Having to power after the burning of the capital by a he city and surrounded it with a strong wall. This rampart constitutes the outer enclosure of the Bayon, it is a wide, provided the earth for the enormous embankment which support it, and makes a boulevard 25m wide, with four little temples at the corners, Read More Bayon
The outside enclosure of the temple consists of a large laterite wall about 1000m long by 700m wide with four entrances on the every axis. The central block is about 400m from the east or west entrance and is among the largest of the monument in the Angkor Complex. The inscription gives an idea of the size of the temple. The complex include 260 statues or idols, 39 towers with.. Ta Prohm...
Banteay Srei was built by Raja Guru Yajnavaraha for installation Linga "Tribhuvana Maheçvara" in the year 967. A special feature of the decoration was the use of a hard pink sandstone.
Architectural and decorative features are unique and fine. A tapestry like background of foliage covers the walls of the structures in the central group as if a deliberate attempt had been made to leave no space undecorated. The architecture is distinguished by superimposed pediments, motifs on the frames of the arches and standing figures in the niches. Panels are decorated with scenes inspired by Hindu epics.Banteay Srei...
In 1191, five year after the building of Ta Prohm, the king dedicated this temple to be the shelter of the idol of his father, Dharnindravarman II, in the likeness of Bodhisattva Lokesvara. The causeways lead to the temple are bordered by the same figures carrying a Naga symbolized the Churning the Sea of Milk. This architectural element was the mark of a royal city. It may have served as a temporary residence of King Jayavarman VII while he was rebuilding the capital after the Charms sacked Angkor in 1177. Preah Khan is the name of the sacred sword, the safeguard of Cambodia, which is preserved in the palace of Phnom Penh, it seems that there is a connection between this precious arm and the name of the monument, a name which is not unique among the temple of the country. It is among the largest monuments. It includes a set of four concentric enclosures are longer to the east and west (800m by 700m, 7m high), giant Garudas and serpents are decorated every 50m around the 3km long wall. The wall of central complex forms quadrilateral 250m by 175m with Gopuras or entrance pavilion - with three passages. The avenues 250m long towards the entrances.
Neak Pean situated in the middle of artificial lake "Jaya Tadaka", 3700m by 900m, which now has been dried up. In the centre of this space is a square lake 72m along, bordered by four smaller lakes situated on the axis and lower than the embankment surrounding the main one. In the middle of it, is a small sanctuary which was formerly entwined by the trunk-roots of a giant creeper, now dead. Neak Pean
Eastern the Pre Rup, it looks like a reproduction. The temple was built on an island in the middle of the artificial lake (Eastern Baray: 7 km by 1800m) created by YaÃ§ovarman I. The general arrangement is the same but the whole is of more modest proportions and the base of the quincunx of towers is lower. The platform supporting the five towers is a square of more than 30m per side, mounted on a base.. Eastern Mebon
This term refers to a method of incineration which consisted of tracing the outline of the body of the dead person in the cinders, then doing it the other way round which is called "Turning the body". The outer enclosure wall is 127m by 116m; Pre Rup...
Banteay Samre Temple located along the way to Bok Mountain and eastern side of East Baray â€œYasodharatadakaâ€. The location of the temple is also located in the Angkor Archaeological site in Siem Reap Cambodia.
Samre is the name of minority people who are living in Siem Reap, they live together in a small village called Preah Dak where the temple was located. Banteay means citadel. Thus Banteay Samre is citadel of Samre.
Three temples Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei, 15km South-East of Siem Reap town, comprise the Roluos Group of monuments. They are closed together and extend over an area of 3km east of Great Lake. The Roluos group, dating from the late ninth century, is the earliest site of the 600-year Angkor Period. The three temples belonging to this important group have similarities of architecture, Preah Ko Bakong Lolei....
Beng Mealea is one of the largest ensembles in the Angkor region, covering an area - within its 45m.00 wide moats that cover a distance of 4,200m all around - of 108 hectares, and comparable therefore of its plan, the harmonious equilibrium of its composition and the sense of the monumental, given effect by the large clear surfaces.. Beang Mealea
PHNOM PENH TRAVEL GUIDE
Phnom Penh is an old city of Cambodia, established in 1431 when Ancient Capital of Angkor was abandoned. According to a legend, Phnom Penh was erected at the confluence of Mekong and Tonle Sap River by Madam Don Penh who was a noble woman. She had found a flooded tree’s trunk which floated from Mekong River at her River bank. A hill was built up for installing the 4 Buddha statues which were found on the trunk. The temple which sheltered the statues on the top of the hill was called Wat Phnom Don Penh. Later on it was shortened and called Phnom Penh as Wat Phnom Don Penh was found to be too long. It is presently used as an official name for the capital of the kingdom of Cambodia. Read More...
Preah Sihanouk known as “Kampong Som” province is located along the sea and South Western side ofCambodia. It takes about 4 hours by bus from Phnom Penh and it is 250 kilometers. Preah Sihanouk is gradually developed, and a few new towns are under construction. This only international seaport of Sihanouk Ville makes Cambodia develop faster, now it also serves as a port for import, export cargos and tourist cruise boats. Read More...
Battambang CambodiaBattambang is the largest rice grange in Cambodia, it is located west of Tonle Sap Lake and the Northeast side of the country. It is the second city with best preserve of French period constructions. Markets, Museum, pagodas and houses of Battambang are the ancient one. Province is controlled by Thai until 1907 after the French took back this province from Thailand. Many of pagodas were built during the Thai's time. How to access? You can go to Battambang by boat from Siem Reap by passing through Prek Toal, the bird sanctuary, and drive along the river Sangker to the Battambang town. By land, tourists can take Buses from Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, it take 5 to 6 hours. Tourist can all so access from Thai - Cambodia border 'Poipet'. Occasionally, visitors can fly from Siem Reap or Phnom Penh to Battambang. We recommend to take boat, and you will see what you have never met before. Read More...