Temples in Angkor

Angkor Archeological Park is 400 sq.km. The size of this ancient city was difficult to comprehend. We bought the 3-day pass, so we could cover the main attractions plus few more temples (some were not temples).

The top 5 sites that I would recommend would be in the order of:

1) Angkor Wat – it even appeared in the Cambodian flag, so you know how important this site would be.

2) Banteay Srei – the sandstone carvings were livelier than drawings.

3) The Bayon – the big faces were my first impression of Angkor.

4) Ta Prohm – who can forget those giant trees and roots that swallowing (still eating) the ancient temple? You could not miss this if you are a fan of Tomb Raider

5) Preah Khan – nothing special from the first glance, but closer look at the architecture would reveal the importance of this site.

Of course, if you like ruins, Beng Mealea would be a good choice (but further afield).

Now let’s see how small was the Lolei Temple (罗蕾寺). This was the place for the King to pray for rain.


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