Angkor Wat – Cambodia

Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. It was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yasodharapura, the capital of the Khmer Empire. Breaking from the Shaiva tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture.

Angkor Wat - Cambodia

Bayon Temple, Angkor – Cambodia

The Bayon is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman’s capital, Angkor Thom. The Bayon’s most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and massive stone faces on the many towers which just out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak.

Bayon Temple, Angkor - Cambodia

Ta Prohm, Angkor – Cambodia

Ta Prohm is the modern name of the temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. it was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. UNESCO inscribed Ta Prohm on the World Heritage List in 1992. The conservation and restoration of Ta Prohm is a partnership project of the Archaeological Survey of India and the APSARA.

Ta Prohm, Angkor - Cambodia

Angkor Thom – Cambodia

Angkor Thom located in present day Cambodia, was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. It was established in the late twelfth century by King Jayavarman VII. Angkor Thom was established as the capital of Jayavarman VII’s empire, and was the centre of his massive building programme.

Angkor Thom - Cambodia

Ta Keo, Ankor – Cambodia

Ta Keo is a temple-mountain, in Angkor possibly the first to be built entirely of sandstone by Khmers. Ta Keo had to be the state temple of Jayavarman V, son of Rajendravarman, who had built Pre Rup. Like Pre Rup, it has five sanctuary towers arranged in a quincunx, built on the uppermost level of five-tier pyramid consisting of overlapping terraces surrounded by moat, as a symbolic depiction of Mount Meru.

Ta Keo, Ankor - Cambodia

Neak Pean, Angkor – Cambodia

Neak Pean an artificial island with a Buddhist temple on a circular island in Preah Khan Baray built during the reign of King Jayavarman VII. Some historians believe that Neak Pean represents Anavatapta, a mythical lake in the Himalayas whose waters are thought to cure all illness.

Neak Pean, Angkor - Cambodia

Preah Khan, Angkor – Cambodia

Preah Khan is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII to honor his father. It is located northeast of Angkor Thom and just west of the Jayatataka baray, with which it was associated. It was the centre of a substantial organisation, with almost 100,000 officials and servants.

Preah Khan, Angkor - Cambodia