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3 T our ist Attr acti ons i n S ie m

Ri ep
1. Angkor Wat
temple
2. Bayon
temple
3. Ta Prohm
1. Angkor Wat
temple
Art period : Angkor Wat
( 1107 – 1175)

Year of construction : 1113

Reign : King Suryavarman II

Purpose : Hinduism in
Vaishnavism
Angkor Wat is the national symbol, the source
of fierce Khmer pride and the epicenter of their
civilization.
It was built under
the creation of King
Suryavarman II, the
powerful king who
defeated Champa
and extended the
empire across
Southeast Asia
mainland.

It was built to serve as a holy capital city and


eventually as his funerary temple.
Angkor Wat is surrounded by a wide moat and
enclosed by a latterlite wall.
The centerpieces are the five magnificent towers
representing the heavenly peaks of Mt. Meru, the
tallest of which was the home of Vishnu.
Bas-relief at Angkor Wat is the longest gallery
the world. The highlight is “Churning of the
ocean of milk”
Located on the east
side of temple, this
theme shows the
asuras ( demons) and
devas ( gods) churning
the ocean to produce
an elixir of immortality

1876 of the celestial


nymphs are carved into
the wall and pavilion of
Angkor Wat.
Bayon temple
Art period :
Bayon ( 1177 – 1237)

Year of construction :
1181

Reign :
King Jayavarman VII

Purpose :
Official state temple of
Mahayana Buddhist
Bayon was the King’s state temple. It rises from
the centre of Angkor thom’s compound in a
cluster of conical towers.
Smiling in every direction are the four divine
faces of Avalokiteshvara, carved with a great
likelines to King Jayavaraman VII.