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Siem Reap (Cambodia) Highlights
Angkor National Museum
On your road to Angkor, you’ll find the marvelous Angkor National Museum, an archaeological state-of-the-art museum that is dedicated to the preservation, collection, and display of Angkorian artifacts and acts as a showpiece on the culture of the Khmer civilization. Many exhibits and fine collections are displayed such as the Great Khmer Kings, Angkor Wat, a pre-Angkorian period of Chenla and Funan and the Gallery of a Thousand Buddhas. Powerful commentary and touch screens are only a few parts of the culturally informative experience. It is advised to visit the museum before the temples, as it will give you much-needed historical context that will enhance your experiences.
Phare the Cambodian Circus
One of Siem Reap’s most unique and riveting escapades, Phare the Cambodian Circus is way more than your typical circus, it’s a full-on entertaining experience highlighted by performance art and most importantly the meaningful message behind each performance. Since 2013, the circus has been the most raved about and high rated evening entertainment in all of Siem Reap. The main focus of Phare the Cambodian Circus is telling one of a kind stories that showcase Cambodian history and culture by astonishingly energizing and emotional performances tailored to portray talent and enthusiasm.
Built-in the 12th or early 13th century as the state temple of Cambodia’s most celebrated King Jayavarman VII and located center of Angkor Thom, The Bayon is a mesmerizing temple projecting a stunning experience that’s hard to forget. 216 giant capturing smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara are engraved in the temple’s 54 Gothic towers, giving the temple a one-of-a-kind aesthetic that can only be felt and deeply appreciated in person. the temple was formerly named “Banyan Temple” as it is said that Buddha has attained enlightenment after a long period of meditation beneath a banyan tree. But the local Khmer who worked on the temple’s restoration changed the name after the workers kept mispronouncing it as Bayon.
One of the largest religious monuments in the world, Angkor Wat is a grand temple complex in Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia. Initially constructed as Hindu temple for the Khmer Empire that is dedicated to the god Vishnu, Angkor Wat has been transformed at the end of the 12th century and is now known as the largest Buddhist temple in the world. The temple encompassing about 500 acres is a certified UNESCO World Heritage Site. Exuding a magical ambiance, this grand temple complex is an experience that should not be overlooked.