Dedicated first to Hindu God, Vishnu and then to Buddhist culture, the temples were built between the 9th and 14th century by some thirty different kings. Each of them wanting to do better than their predecessors. Built under the reign of King Suryavarman II (in the first half of the 12th century), the temple of Angkor Wat is without doubt the most visited. Oriented towards the West, the best time of the day to visit is at sunset, when the temple is illuminated, its reflection dancing in the ponds in the forefront. A succession of rooms, staircases, corridors full of standing or lying Buddhas and beautiful voluptuous Apsara statues (beautiful supernatural girls), looking out on the endless tropical forest. The place is nothing short of extraordinary.
Colonial mark at the temple doors
Sunset from Angkor