Explore the Biggest and the Best
If you’re one of the lucky travellers planning a holiday in Cambodia, you’re in for a treat as there is much to see and do here. Whatever or wherever you go in Cambodia, don’t forget to visit its three magnificent UNESCO World.
A Brief Introduction into the Heritage of Cambodia
First off let’s discover Cambodia’s dazzling past. Way before the Kingdom of Cambodia came to be, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished for 600 years since its inception in 802 AD by King Jayavarman II. During this time, many spectacular temples were built including the magnificent Angkor Wat temple, which is undoubtedly the number one amongst all the attractions in the country.
Declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992, Angkor Wat or the City of Temples is the world’s largest religious monument. It’s located in Siem Reap; visit the Anantara Angkor Resort Official Site or any other website of a resort or boutique hotel in Siem Reap to find out about exciting tours and packages to the site.
Preah Vihear Temple
Built during the Khmer Empire just like Angkot Wat, the Preah Vihear Temple was listed among UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008. It lies perched atop a cliff in the Dangrek Mountains offering breathtaking views. The temple is famous for its unusual architecture as it is built along a long north-south axis, unlike the traditional rectangular plan which has an orientation towards the east.
Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk
This is the latest to join Cambodia’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites as it was honoured with the title just in 2017. Its situated within the Kompung Thom province on the banks of the Tonle Sap Lake. Once the centre of the Pre-Angkorian Chenla Kingdom, the Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk was the central royal sanctuary and capital for the Khmer Kingdom during period between the 6th to the 9th century.
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