Temple Tripping

Some tips about planning your travel itinerary if you’re thinking of a trip up to Siem Reap to see the Angkor temples.


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Temple Tripping
Manila Standard, 11 April 2008

The high point, perhaps the entire point, of a first trip to Siem Reap is the visit to the Angkor Archeological Park. The park which sprawls over more than 400 square meters just outside of Siem Reap city encompasses dozens of temple ruins representing what remains of the Angkorian-era capitals of the ancient Khmer Empire.

You must have a temple itinerary and there are many that are available on the Internet. If you can only visit two temples, the ones to visit are Angkor Wat and Bayon.

You might also want to check out SEAArch’s Adventures in Angkor Series.

Related Books:
Bayon Reconsidered by V. Roveda, O. Cunin and C. Jacques
Angkor Cities and Temples by C. Jaques
Ancient Angkor (River Book Guides) by C. Jaques
The Treasures of Angkor: Cultural Travel Guide (Rizzoli Art Guide) by M. Albanese
Angkor: Cambodia’s Wondrous Khmer Temples, Fifth Edition by D. Rooney and P. Danford
Ruins of Angkor
The Site of Angkor by J. Dumarcay

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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