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The 5 Must See Temple of Angkor Wat Campus

Angkor Wat is an ancient city in Cambodia that was the center of the Khmer empire that once ruled most of Southeast Asia.

The Nearest Major City from Angkor Wat is "Siem Reap"

Though it is full with tourists all days, it was ruined many times due to wars in past, still its look amazing after these many years.


   We can say its beautiful art created by Ancient group of Artists on very huge Canvas, stone carving, sculpture, wall carving, design, architecture combination of all these make it a wonder of world.  





How to See Angkor Wat in a Day :

The Angkor temple complex is so large in fact, that it stretches over 248 square miles and is home to over 50 different temples! So what if your time is limited…is it possible to see Angkor Wat in a day?

Yes! Not only will you be able to see Angkor Wat, but you’ll be able to check out some of the other incredible nearby temples as well. (There is a common misconception that Angkor Wat is the only temple to see, but Angkor Wat is just one of many temples in the Angkor temple complex.) For those travelers who are looking to see Angkor Wat in a day, I put together this how-to guide with all of the info you’ll need for an incredible visit to this remarkable wonder! Scroll down to find all of your questions answered, and if there’s anything that’s missing, please let me know in the comments.


Here is a Sequence............

1.  Angkor Wat (Sunrise)
2. The Bayon 
3. Ta Phohm
4. Bantey Srei
5. Pre Rup (Sunset)

5 Best temple in Angkor Archaeological Park :- 

1.) Angkor Wat :


Short info of Angkor Wat main temple....


Date : Early 12th Century (Between 1113 and 1150)
Style : Angkor Wat
Reign : Suryavaraman 2
Visit : Almost half Day (Full day recommended
God : It is Hindu temple of Lord Vishnu


Few Highlights of Angkor Wat temple....


  1. The World's Largest Religious Monument,
  2. A Completely realized microcosm of Hindu universe, culminating in the five peaks of 'Mount Meru'.
  3. Architectural Masterpiece in fine proportions and rich in details.
  4. Two Major Features of Khmer architecture in this temple a Pyramid and concentric galleries which shows the richness of Hinduism in Ancient time.
  5. You can draw exact straight line from 1st gate of temple to last gate which shows without use of machinery how such huge can be built with such perfections.
  6. Total area is almost 200 hectares - a rectangle of 1.5 km.



Things to see inside Angkor Wat temple ...


  1. You can watch whole temple without guide with the help of this detailed explanation with Map ( Pic No 1)....
  2.  Angkor wat is used to be a city in their time, enter Angkor wat from the West by crossing the causeway over the moat ( surrounding land filed with Water). (Pic No 2-3)
  3. On Entering the Gopura, you can make a short detour to the right to the shrine under the southern tower, where an eight - armed statue of Vishnu fills the space. (Pic No 4)
  4. Return to the main entrance, the doorway leading to the ecnclosure frame a magnificent view - the tower of the temple at the end of a 350m causeway, at sunrise they are silhouetted against the morning sky, in the late afternoon they glow almost orange.
  5. these steps gave access to the original city ,which was laid out in a grid ,and,thanks to Groslier's restoration in the 1960s  the outline of some can be seen through the grass and trees.
  6. Before walking down the causeway, however,turn round to examine the E-facing wall of the entrance Gopura and its exquisite bas-relief carvings, Apsara at the base of the wall are fine, and look their best in early morning sunlight.(Pic No 5)
  7. Continue along the causeway towards the temple proper. On either side are two large 'Libraries,(Pic No 6 )
  8. Closer to the temple, also on either side are two ponds, the views of the temple from their banks is one of the most popular.(Pic No 9)
  9. Now you are face the entrance Gopura of the temple itself, with galleries extending to the left and right See in Map (Pic No 1) Or Go straight to Central shrine(Pic No 1).
  10. Other things not required to mention in details as you can find It from MAP (Pic No 1) like Carvings in surrounding wall of Ramayana, Mahabharata, Samudra Manthan, Victory of Krishna over Banasur etc..., And You will also find so called swimming pool (Pic No 9)



Pic no 1 :- MAP




PIC 4 :- The Main Idol of temple, eight armed Lord Vishnu.


Pic 5 :- Apsara In Angkor Wat                             Pic 6 :- Library 




Pic 8 : Pond                                                           Pic 9 : Swiming Pool   



Another much-loved temple on the tourist trail, Bayon is best known for the huge faces carved into the stone towers.


Short info of Bayon temple...


Date : Late 12th to late 13th Centuries

Style : Bayon

Reign : Jayavarman VII to Jayavarman VIII

Visit : 2 Hours


Few Highlights of Bayon temple...


  • The complex of smiling face tower.
  • Narrative bas-reliefs of daily life and Khmer history.
  • State temple of Jayavarman VII symbolic center of the universe empire.


here is Bayon's smiling face...


The bayon is sufficiently compact to encourage any order of visit, particularly as the absence of surrounding wall makes it easy to enter at any point. Inside the northern section of the East inner gallery there is one Shiv Linga whose date of installation is not known.


Featuring a serene expression, the stone carvings are easily the most recognisable structures of the ancient Khmer Kingdom, with each of the faces measuring 4 metres in height and oriented toward the 4 cardinal points. Ba Yon Temple features approximately 50 stone towers with intricately carved with the 4 faces.


3.) Ta Prohm Temple :

Short info of Ta Prohm temple...


Date : 12th Century

Style : Bayon

Reign : Jayavarman VII, enlarged by Indravarman II

Visit : 2 Hours


Few Highlights of Ta Prohm temple..

  • Romantic atmosphere with opportunity to explore.
  • Many Hidden Corners.
  • Strangler figs and silk-cotton trees entwined among ruins.


Ta Prohm Temple gained international recognition after it was featured in the video game-inspired movie Tomb Raider. The ruins of Ta Prohm Temple are now enveloped by huge trees and hanging vines, giving visitors the feeling of discovering a temple lost in the jungle. Ta Prohm is said to be the first built entirely of sandstone and features a five-tiered pyramid with steep staircases on each side.



The temple was abandoned around the 15th century, after the fall of the Khmer empire. Cambodian jungle wasted no time, and Silk-cotton and Strangler fig trees took root in the lonely stones giving the temple its unique look.




Effort of restoration and preservation began in the early 20th century When the Siem Reap temples were rediscovered.


Cambodia have treaty for restoration of this temple with Indian Government like they have treaty Japan Governments to restore Angkor Wat temple.


4.) Ba Phuon Temple :


Short info of Bapuon temple...


Date : Middle of the 11th Century (1060)

Style : Bapuon

Reign : Udayadityavarman II

Visit : 1 Hour


Few Highlights of Bapuon temple...

  • State temple of Yasodharapura in the 11th Century.
  • Bas-reliefs in small individual panels.
  • Best view from the summit.








 Baphuon Temple is located in the Angkor Thom area of the park. This sandstone monument is known for the magnificent views of Angkor Thom witnessed from the top of its pyramid-shaped towers reached by steep wooden staircases.Originally, Baphuon was a state temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Later on, it was converted to a Buddhist shrine in the 15th century.


5.) Banteay Srei :


Short info of Banteay Srei temple...


Date : 2nd half of 10th century (consercrated 22 April 967).

Style : Banteay Srei.

Reign : Rajendaravarman.

Visit : At least 1 Hour.


Few Highlights of Banteay Srei temple...

  • Exquisite decorative carving in pink sandstone.
  • Miniature proportions.
  • Peaceful, isolated, semi-wooded setting.


My personally favorite temple as carving of this temple is one of the best anywhere on earth.

Built for the Hindu god of Shiva, Banteay Srei is almost 1,000 years old.

What makes this Hindu temple stand out among the rest is that it was constructed using mostly red sandstone, and because this stone lends itself very well to carving, Banteay Srei was embellished with far more detailed carvings and sculptures than say Angkor Wat or Bayon. Considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of Angkorian art, Banteay Srei is cut from stone of a pinkish hue and includes some of the finest stone carving anywhere on earth.