The splendour and grandeur of Angkor Wat is incomparable, unparalleled and unrivalled.
Since my last post, I’ve been to Siem Reap twice. By my second trip, I was familiar with Siem Reap's surroundings and yet, the temples, especially Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm, never cease to amaze me.
I have lots of photos to show how beautiful Angkor Wat Archaeological Park is. Some, I’m proud to say, I've captured in its glorious rights but I’d say that most of them, I've failed to do justice.
Before the detailed tour with pictures to Angkor Wat, here’s a short background of Siem Reap and Angkor.
Siem Reap, meaning “Siamese Defeated”, is the main gateway of the world to Angkor. It is located in northwestern Cambodia. Also, it is the nearest major city in Thailand, with a travel time of approximately 2 hours to the Cambodia-Thailand border.
About 8km of travel to the north of Siem Reap’s town center is the city of Angkor. Angkor or “Holy City” is the former capital of Khmer Empire. The empire started in 802 A.D. when the Khmer King Jayavarman II declared himself a “god-king”.