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Angkor Thom by an Expat Wife…

Angkor Thom through the eyes of this Expat Wife was just amazing.  The site is breath taking especially seen at sunrise.

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Brief History of Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom is part of the Angkor Wat sites which was founded by Jayavarman VII as a new and final city.  The new city was built close by due to Angkor Wat being captured by a suprise attack, the Chams in 1177.  Angkor Thom was inspired by a new religious faith; mystic Buddhism known with the four huge faced Buddhas.

Walls that surround Angkor Thom have five great gates built in the 12th Century with a military purpose in mind.  The South Gate Entrance is a visit to the Terrace of the Leper Kings and the Terrace of the Elephants which are a place for public ceremonies.  Surrounding Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom you will notice numerous ancient temples in various state of repairs.

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Angkor Wat a Magical Expat Travel Adventure

Angkor Wat one of the Angkor Temples is located in Siem Reap, Cambodia and this expat adventure traveler found it to be a magical place.  A great place to visit from South Korea if you have 5 days which includes travel.  The Angkor Temples are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   There are so much history from 10th to the 15th century with the temples construction from different stones from a dozen Khmer cities.  These temples have been built, rebuilt and now some reduced to just rubble.  Continue reading Angkor Wat a Magical Expat Travel Adventure