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Опубликовано10.11.2018 в 18:38АвторFenricage






ANGKOR GUIDE - 11 temples in ONE day!

Angkor and Banteay Srei Tourist introduction and digest This summary describing destinations and routes in Angkor shall allow a first overview concerning location and main charakteristics of Angkor's monuments. For that purpose different parts of the Archaeological Park and its surrounding will be presented in the order of common itineraries. Another short introduction more focused on history and architecture is offered on our page Angkor temples.

Details, background information and a better pool of images can be found on the other pages belonging to our main menu headline "Angkor". There are two round tours in the Angkor Archaelogical zone, each of them usually a full-day excursion. Most Angkor monuments of touristic interest are located along one of these roads, except Banteay Samray, which is 4 km away from the Grand Circuit. This core area, Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, if studied more extensively, also requires a full-day excursion.

This webpage lists its monuments separately, though they could of course visited on a Small Tour as on a Grand Tour. There are further ancient Khmer monuments outside the main Angkor archaeological zone, the Roluos group 15 km to the southeast and Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean 20 km to the north being included in the Angkor ticket. Other smaller structures can be visited witout ticket. Angkor Wat is the biggest ancient temple building in the world, the embodiment of classic Khmer architecture, and a miracle of construction work.

It is recommendable to visit the mirror pool inside the temple compound for sunset, but not to start your Angkor itinerary at the Angkor Wat on the morning of the very first day.

The afternoon light is much better to visit Angkor Wat. If you start exploring Angkor at the Angkor Wat, all other temples afterwards will only be a second helping. But when visiting Angkor Wat later on, it will be the final boost of your Angkor journey. Even better are two visits, in order to gain more comprehensive and lasting impressions. Particularly in the case of Angkor Wat, a licenced guide is really helpful for seeing more details and learn more about them.

After passing the western entrance gate of Angkor Wat you can see a very small structure on the left side, a little bit hidden in the forest. It once was a temple of an ancient hospital compound. Farther northwards you arrive at the eastern foot of the only natural hill inside the forested archaeological zone.

It is called Phnom Bakheng. The Bakheng temple on top of it was the first major monument erected in Angkor. It's nickname is "first Angkor". There are two pathes leading to the top. The southern one can be used for an elephant ride. Phnom Bakheng is Angkor's popular sunset point. At the north-eastern foot of the hill, visible from the road, is the nice small pyramid called Baksei Chamkrong, it is in the Bakheng style, too, but slightly later.

A smaller structure nearby is the three-tower temple Bei Prasat, it is from the same period called style of Bakheng. The road crosses the South Gate of Angkor Thom. This gate is famous for Angkor Thom's emblematic "face towers" and the row of giant sculptures forming the railings of the causeway. Those small structures called Prasat Chrung can only be reached by walking or biking on the city walls.

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The centre of the squarish Angkor Thom is the enigmatic "face-tower temple" called Bayon. It is famous for its delightful carvings of enourmous size, too, with huge battle scenes and small depictions of everyday life. At is northern end is the tourist main car park of Angkor with small restaurants. The Royal Square is surrounded by many monuments. North-east of the Bayon is the years older Baphuon, besides Angkor Wat and Bayon one of the three largest temple mountains or pyramids of Angkor.

It is almost completely the result of an elaborate scientific reconstruction work with its original stones, finalized in Neighbouring the Baphuon to the north is the enclosure of the former Royal Palace with the Phimeanakas step pyramid as the only remaining major structure inside its compound. Further north you can visit a charming small Buddhist structure, Preah Palilay.

In front of the Royal Palace, forming the western rim of the Royal square, is the Elephant Terrace decorated with huge reliefs. The smaller Leper King Terrace further north has more detailed sculptural carvings. Immediately behind the restaurant area you can find group of 5 smaller pyramids called Preah Pithu, situated in the jungle.

Two older structures called Khleangs are elongated halls just a few meters behind them. To the west and east of the centre, closer to the gates of Angor Thom, there are two hidden structures rarely visited by tourists. They are called West Prasat Top and East Prasat Top or Monument and Monument respectively, the latter one also named "Mangalartha", that's the name of its builder, a Hindu priest. It is the last Hindu temple built in Angkor, from the end of the 13th century.

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It crosses the Victory Gate, which is located m north of the seldom visited East Gate. Outside Angkor Thom there are two medium-sized and very similar temples on both sides of the road. Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda are examples of the classical Angkor Wat style from the first half of the 12th century. The next major monument on the Small Tour is the impressive temple pyramid Ta Keo from the second half of the 10th century. Huge scale restoration work is in progress now Behind Ta Keo the Small Circuit road turns right.

At this corner there is a trail to the north to the hidden structure Ta Nei, a smaller and less visited version of the most frequented jungletemple. You can enter that flat temple of enourmous size from the west and leave at at the opposite side, where your driver can wait for you at the eastern car park.

Ta Prohm is remarkable not only for its stone-cracking trees, but as a work of art, too. There is another similar huge structure from the same Bayon period, located immediately to the south-east to Ta Prohm, it is called Banteay Kdei. In front of it to the east is the historical reservoir Srah Srang.

It is an idyllic sunrise or sunset point. South of Srah Srang, reachable by using a minor road branching off the main road, is a Buddhist private temple built as early as the mid 10th century, it is called Bat Chum. On the way back to the Angkor Wat area and Siem Reap you will see the five Prasat towers of Prasat Kravan on the left side of the road.

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They are noteworthy due to interior bas relief decoration. It crosses Angkor Thom's North Gate. The highlight of the Grand Circuit is the Preah Khan temple. It is the largest flat temple in Angkor and once was a whole city. Not many tourists visit these delightful sites. Neak Pean is located exactly to the east of Preah Khan, on an island in a former reservoir. Neak Pean is an unusual structure with a circular central platform surrounded by many pools symmetrically.

To the north of Neak Pean, on the other side of the Grand Circuit road, there is another rarely visited small compound called Krol Ko. Many interesting pediment carvings, most of them depicting Buddhist scenes, are restored and displayed on ground level. At the north-eastern corner of the Grand Circle is another temple from the same time. Ta Som is famous for one of the most impressive examples of a strangler fig on top of a stone monument covering its walls with roots.

The East Mebon was a temple on an island in the former East Baray, the most important Angkor reservoir, but already dried up in medieval times. This Mebon has the best examples of lintel carvings in the Pre Rup style. Pre Rup is the hugest structure from the 10th century. The temple mountain was founded by King Rajendravarman II. It is believed to have served for his funerary, too.

But there is little archaeological evidence for this. Preah Ko was the ancestor temple inside the palace compound of Roluos-king Indravarman I Preah Ko is famous for its excellent stone carvings above doors and false doors.

The most impressive structure of the Roluos group is Bakong temple mountain. It was the first Khmer state temple built in the shape of a pyramid. The Lolei temple to the north of NR6 was an ancestor temple similar to Preah Ko, built by Indravarman's successor, Yashovarman I, who shifted the capital to Phnom Bakheng, thereby becoming the founder of the new capital Angkor.

The three major Roluos sites can be visited with an Angkor ticket only. There are smaller structures in Roluos. Access is free, but they are not easy to find.

Preimonti was an earlier palace temple like Preah Ko. Trapeang Phong is an exciting remote single temple tower Prasat , but can often only be visited with a boat. Toteung Thngai consists of trilithic sandstone doorframes only, but lots of them. Prasat O Ka-aek to the west of Preah Ko is broken. Almost nothing remains of Trapeang Srangae to the northeast of Bakong, except dead straigt moats across the jungle. There is a rarely visited huge temple compound 13 km to the north-north-east of Roluos called Chau Srei Vibol.

It has a temple on the top of a natural hill and some dark aisles and courts at the foot of the hill. It is a tranquil place. Phnom Bok, 7 km further north and situated to the east of Angkor, is the highest hill in the plains of Angkor. The temple on Phnom Bok is one of the hidden gems of Angkor for those looking for the remote sites not disturbed by tourism.

It consists of concentric courtyards in a very sound condition and is crowded with deep-cut pediment carvings and mural basreliefs. A small and very silent site is Prasat Tor at the north-eastern corner of the former reservoir East Baray. On the way to Banteay Srei you could visit the private landmine museum.

Banteay Srei is a must-see for Angkor enthusiasts.

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  1. 21.11.2018
    Kelkree

    Very amusing opinion