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The temples of Angkor - Jour 2

sunny 40 °C

Son embleme flotte sur le drapeau du Cambodge, voici Angkor Wat, le magnifique
(Construit par Suryavarman II au début du XIIe siècle en tant que capitale d'Angkor, ce temple fut d'abord hindu puis boudhiste. C'est le temple le mieux conserve du site, comme en temoignent les bas-reliefs ci-dessous, illustrant batailles ou mythes religieux)

Its symbol floats on the flag of Cambodia, here is Angkor Wat, the magnificent one
(Built in the early 12th century for Suryavarman II as the capital of Angkor, this temple was first Hindu then Buddhist. It's the best-preserved temple of the site, as you can see on its bas-reliefs below, these illustrate battles or religious myths)

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Phnom Bakheng, le temple sur la montagne
(celebre pour ses couchers de soleil et souvent accede a dos d'elephant, ce temple fut construit a la fin du IXe siecle pendant le regne du roi Yasovarman, c'etait le temple principal d'Angkor a cette epoque)

Phnom Bakheng, the hard-to-reach one
(at the top of a hill often accessed by elephants, this temple is thus popular for its sunsets. It was built at the end of the 9th century during the reign of King Yasovarman, and was the principal temple of the Angkor region at the time)

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Angkor Thom, la cite des rois
Angkor Thom, the city of kings

- Bayon

(Construit au debut du XIIe siecle en tant que temple d'etat officiel du roi Jayavarman VII, il represente le reflet terrestre du palais celeste du dieu Indra)

(Built in the early 13th century as the official state temple of King Jayavarman VII, it represents the celestial palace of the god Indra on Earth)

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- Phimeanakas

(Construit a l'origine au Xe siecle, ce temple fut reconstruit sous forme de pyramide au XIe siecle pour devenir le temple particulier du roi Sūryavarman I )

(Originally built in the 10th century, this temple was rebuilt in the 11th century, in the shape of a pyramid and in order to become the private temple of the King Sūryavarman I)

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Demain: lever a 4h pour voir le soleil se lever sur Angkor Wat et profiter de l'aube pour voir le temple ou a ete tourne Lara Croft!

Tomorrow, we wake up at 4am to see the sun rising on Angkor Wat and to enjoy the early morning to visit the temple were the movie Lara Croft was made!

Posted by g-c 08:41 Archived in Cambodia Tagged tourist_sites

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