Explore the temples of Angkor from a different perspective, considering the architectural progression that evolved over the centuries under the reigns of successive kings. By 802CE, when Jayavarman II founded what would become “Angkor”, a powerful Khmer royal family consolidated power over a vast expanse. Over centuries of development, successive kings directed their resources towards establishing their divine status through the construction of ever more grand and complex religious structures.
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In the afternoon, explore the apotheosis of Khmer temple development: Angkor Wat. Arriving in the late afternoon (14:30 or 15:00) avoids heat of midday and also provides a more intimate experience, as this time sees fewer visitors. Furthermore, as the only west-facing temple, Angkor Wat is best to visit (and photograph) in the late afternoon, enjoying the uppermost platform around 17:00, and walking out as the guards begin corralling visitors out of the complex at 17:30. Exiting the temple with the setting sun shining on the Vishnu image discovered beneath the temple’s central sanctuary is a magical sight to behold and a fitting end of your exploration of the temple built by King Suryavarman, whose name translates to “Protected by the Sun”. (L)
Our services include:
-Local English speaking guide
– Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air
-day Angkor Pass
– Bottled water
– Lunch at a local restaurant
Our services do not include:
-Any surcharge/extra fees for visit of the Angkor Historical site imposed by the Apsara Authorities in Siem Reap which are subject to change without prior notice
– Personal travel insurance
– Tips for guide & driver
– Any other items not mentioned
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