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5 most beautiful cultural places in Angkor Cambodia

Angkor Cambodia provides its visitors many opportunities to find perfect bliss in the beautiful places it is rich with. The list below highlights a few of those.

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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

The Angkor Wat is indeed the prime highlight of the city. This breathtaking wonder is visited by countless tourists from all over the world to admire the sheer magnificence that has been infused in the architecture of the temple. Angkor Wat which translates in to City Temple, is the largest and the most significant temple in Angkor. The massive reservoir that surrounds the base of this mighty structure reflects the beauty of the temple creating a sight truly marvelous to behold. Angkor Wat has held a place of significance in the land since the day it was build in the first half of the 12th century by King Suryavarman.

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Bayon Temple

Bayon Temple

The Bayon Temple is yet another place of great beauty and significance that adds color and glory to the city. Over 200 massive faces of stone, gaze silently over the landscape in perfect serenity. The smiling faces that are believed by some to be of Buddha and King Jayavarman VII who built the breathtaking structure in the 12th century, have formed a unique symbol of the land as well.

3

Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei

The mesmerizingly intricate carvings that have beautified the red sandstones so wholly will indeed take your very breath away. Banteay Srei which is officially a part of the Angkor complex lies 25 km north east of the main temples, which has resulted in its gaining recognition as a separate attraction. This beautiful temple which was built by Yajnyavahara, who was one of King Rajendravarman's counselors, is certainly a place that has to be visited while staying here. As you enjoy centrally located Siem Reap accommodation at resorts such as Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa, make a visit to this place of unique charm.

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Koh Ker

Koh Ker

Koh Ker is yet another place of great beauty and that you can visit while holidaying here. The place that was hidden by a thick jungle for over a year is one of the most fascinating places to see, given the many wonderful structures that still stand and testify to the glory days that it used to see during the time it served as the capital of the land. The 30 meter tall Prasat Thom temple that is guarded by a giant Garuda is one of the most fascinating sites to behold here.

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Bokor Hill Station

Bokor Hill Station

The ghostly charm of the Bokor Station will indeed fill your hearts with eerie delight as you gaze at its forlorn structure. Built in the year 1920 by the French the Bokor Hill Station has seen more than one period of complete isolation which has given it it's sad and dejected appearance. Beautifully desolated, the picture that it creates as it stands against the grey evening skies will indeed be one that will never be erased from the minds of its beholder.