Southeast Asia Tour 2015
Siem Reap | Cambodia
24 Nov 2015 | Tue
Day 06 of 46
Entering Angkor Thom through the North Gate
Angkor Thom, located in the Siem Reap Province of Cambodia, is a major tourist destination and one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. Built-in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII, Angkor Thom has remained largely intact through centuries of wars and natural disasters. It is particularly known for its North Gate, which stands as a proud entrance to this sprawling city.
Entering through the North Gate provides visitors with an awe-inspiring view of Angkor Thom’s grand architecture. An impressive causeway lined with sculptures depicting deities and demons leads up to a fortified stone gate framed by two towering towers that stand at 55 meters high. Beyond this gateway lies a complex network of temples, palaces, and shrines that are full of intricate designs and carvings from ancient times.