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Angkor City, Cambodia

Well, all countries always have their own historical temple, castle or other places which have been well-known. So also my country Cambodia, we have many amazing historical temples – I am going to post the most well-known temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia. You can reach Siem Reap by bus or plane from Phnom Penh (The Capital City now). It will take you around 5 hours to arrive Siem Reap if you go by bus.

It’s free for Cambodian but for foreigners, you need to buy Angkor Pass: One Day Angkor Pass costs US$20, Three days visit per one week validity costs US$40, Seven days visit per one month validity costs US$60. With Angkor Pass, you will be available to use with all the Angkor temples and monuments in Siem Reap area. You can ask hotel where you can buy the pass.

In Cambodia, our currency is Khmer Riel but US$ will be accepted everywhere.

I just share the photos and the place – so for more info or the history of Angkor Wat, you can go to this Link.

1. Angkor Wat Temple

It’s one of many ancient temples in Cambodia and this temple also appears inside our country flag. The initial design and construction of the temple took place in the first half of the 12th century, during the reign of Suryavarman II (ruled 1113 – c. 1150). Dedicated to Vishnu, it was built as the king’s state temple and capital city.

Angkor Wat during day

Angkor Wat during day

2. Bayon Temple

Bayon Temple was built in the late 12th or early 13th century by King Jayavarman VII.

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3. Ta Prohm Temple 

Ta Prohm Temple was also built during the reign of Jayavarman VII from the middle 12th to early 13th century.

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4. Bonteay Srey Temple 

Bonteay Srey Temple was made by red sandstone, the construction was began in AD 967.

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Last day in Rome

These photos were the last day of our visit in Rome at least for this year. It was our busiest day during our trip in Rome since we really wanted to see all the places, anyway, we still couldn’t manage to see all. We hope to visit again next time.

1. The Vittorio Emanuele II Monument (also called The Vittoriano). It rises from the foot of the Capitol Hill and it’s the heart of the city. You will be able to take all beautiful photos when you buy the ticket to the top. It’s a free entrance in case you wish to see the view on the top of monument – the ticket is 7€, you will go up with the elevator. It will be opened at 9.30am and will be closed at 6.30pm (Mon – Fri) and closed at 7.30pm (Sat-Sun).

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2. The Pantheon – the glory of Rome which is the city’s only architecturally intact monument from classical times. It was built in 27 B.C. by Agrippa and dedicated to the gods of Julian family. It’s a free entrance.

The Pantheon, is in the middle of Rotonda Square

The Pantheon, is in the middle of Rotonda Square

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3. The Mouth of Truth and Round Temple or The Temple of Vesta

The mouth of Truth is located in the church of Santa Maria. Long time ago, it was believed that if one told a lie with one’s hand in the mouth of the sculpture, it would be bitten off. It’s a free entrance.

The mouth of truth was a manhole cover of the famous Cloaca Massima.

The mouth of truth was a manhole cover of the famous Cloaca Massima.

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The Round Temple or the Temple of Vesta or the Temple of Hercules Victor. It was built in 2nd century B.C, the oldest Roman temple built of marble.

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The Round Temple

 

4. The Rose Garden

Well, this one is the favorite place of many girls including me. They have many kinds of roses, around 1,400 kinds. They could make me gain back my power after walking many hours. It’s a free entrance.

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5. Squares / Piazza, roads, Fountains around the city

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