The Angkor Thorn located in Cambodia was established in the late twelfth century by the ruler at the time King Jayavarman VII. The location covers an area of 9 km. The city consist monuments from the previous eras as well as well as temples. Tourists visiting the country for business or pleasure have the opportunity to visit many sites of cultural value such as the Angkor Thom. When looking for Siem Reap things to do, a visit to the Angkor Thom tops the list. For those in search of accommodation an option that could be considered is a stay at Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa featured among many hotels and resorts in the area and provides guests the facility of touring the Angkor Thom and other cultural sites in the vicinity.
An establishment that was considered as a part of the capital of King Jayavarman who reigned from 1181 to 1219, some of the inscriptions found refer to the city as his bride as it played an important role during his reign. Consisting of five monumental gates, the buildings which are 20m in height are decorated with stone sculptures of elephant trunks as well as four faces of Avalokiteshvara. The eastern gate of Angkor Thom was used as one of the backdrops of the famous Hollywood movie “Tomb Raider”. Situated in the centre of the premises is the Bayon temple which is a Buddhist temple that represents intersection of heaven and earth. A site of architectural and cultural value, is a must visit by all visiting the region.
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