Southeast Asia Tour 2015
Siem Reap | Cambodia
25 Nov 2015 | Wed
Day 07 of 46
Baphuon Angkor is one of the most remarkable monuments in Cambodia’s famous Angkor Archaeological Park. The sandstone structure was built in the 11th century during the reign of King Udayadityavarman II and stands as a symbol of this ancient Khmer civilization. Located at the center of the Angkor Thom complex, Baphuon is an imposing three-tiered pyramid with a 50-meter-high base and a total height of nearly 40 meters. With its unique design, it has become one of the most visited sites in all of Southeast Asia.
The Baphuon temple features exquisite carvings that depict stories from Hindu mythology as well as scenes from everyday life during medieval times. Its intricate architecture is undoubtedly impressive; however, it’s been through some serious turmoil over its lifetime.