It is one of the most important archaeological remains and temples of Southeast Asia. Angkor temple is protected by UNESCO and it is one of the cornerstones of the economy in Kombo. Also, it has been among the most important cities of the Khmer Empire, which lasted from 9th to 15th century. Today it is under UNESCO protection and is located within the site area.
History of Angkor
Angkor history started 1200 years ago. During those years, the ruler of Khmer Empire 2, Jayavarman was announced as the ruler of the world, God. The reason why Angkor is so precious today is due to its architecture: Angkor is the world’s greatest city of the preindustrial era and several temples are present in that ancient city. Angkor withdrew from historical scene on 1431 because of Ayutthaya invaders. After this period the city of Angkor, except the Buddhist temple of Angkor, was abandoned.
The architecture of Angkor
These remains and artifacts have been continuously restored and that is why they have been able to resist till nowadays. The temples which have survived are the most important works of Angkor. In Angkor, where there are important temples of Buddhism, there are 50 towers around the main temple called Bayon. There are human figures on each side of each of these towers.
Visiting the city of Angkor
To go to Angkor, you first need to go to the city of Siem Reap, which is located on the north-west of Cambodia. Angkor’s temples are 5.5 km away from Siem Reap city. You can go to Angkor city from October to February (due to climate conditions) by bus and motorbike tours located to the North of Siem Reap.