Cambodia is a far East nation that dates back to around 612 AD. One of the most interesting and monumental pieces of architecture here is found in Angkor. Angkor was the capital of the ancient Khmer empire and was one of the largest cities in the world. Today many visitors come to explore this once famous city.
For those who seek a bit of extra comfort luxury hotels Siem Reap would have a perfect option. Siem Reap hotels are in close proximity to the famous ancient city of Angkor. Among the hotels one that has stood out the most has been Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa. Perfectly designed luxury resort is an ideal place to spend your time in Cambodia.
In 1992 upon the rediscovery of the state the whole city of Angkor came under the care of UNESCO. However in order to preserve it a full restoration was not undertaken.The temple Ta Prohm is known world over as it gained fame through it being featured in Lara Coft: Tom Raider were filmed here. The temple is encompassed by massive roots of trees and most of the city complex are well shadowed by the tropical forests. However when the city was fully function one could only imagine the majesty associated with these premises , the walls were decorated with precious stones. The lay out of the temple itself is flat as with most Khmer temples. There are five rectangular enclosing walls surrounding a sanctuary.
The trees growing around and on the temple are the distinctive features of this temple. There are two species of trees growing on the ruins predominantly, these trees have promoted many writers to write about Ta Prohm’s mystery. The Angkor city complex constitutes of many such buildings. When Combodia as a whole is taken into account there is more to offer such as the great scenery and the beaches among many others however Angkor is one of the most visited regions in the country.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.