A Khmer Art: Angkor Wat

September 30, 2011 Mango Tours 0 Comments


Southeast Asia is blessed with fascinating attractions that never run out of contrast and surprises. One of its popular destinations is Siem Reap, Cambodia – where foodies, art lovers, thrill seekers, culture explorers, and shoppers get together. 

Siem Reap is known as the gateway to Angkor region where the Khmer Empire can be found.  Khmer means a member of a people of Cambodia who lived approximately from 800 ad to about 1370. This group of people is known for building remarkable architectural wonders seen everywhere in Cambodia especially in its most popular destination, the Angkor Wat.  

Built in the 12th century, the Angkor Wat--also known as the “City Temple”, is the most known symbol of the Kingdom of Cambodia. It serves as a religious site for various religions first to Hindus, Vishnu and then the Buddhists. Fascinating Khmer architectural designs are the highlights of this place, it’s no wonder it is heralded among UNESCO’s heritage sites. The best time to visit Angkor Wat is during daytime when the sun is at its best as it clearly illuminates the beauty of the whole place. However, tourists can also enjoy wandering around Angkor Wat during the dusk as it turns the place into a magical beauty. 

Night markets in Angkor are also popular among tourists. Over 200 souvenirs shops sell affordable traditional Cambodian handmade products such as clothing, silk, artworks, jewelleries, and wood and stone carvings. So what are you waiting for? Make Cambodia's Angkor Wat your next destination. 

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