Cambodia is located in the southwestern part of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia and its capital is Phnom Penh. The most famous site in Cambodia is Angkor Wat. There are many temple ruins around Angkor Wat, also known as the filming location of the movie Tomb Raider.
Angkor Wat is a UNESCO-designated Buddhist sanctuary and the world’s largest temple. Angkor means a dynasty in Khmer, and Wat means a temple, so it is also called a dynastic temple. The height of the 3 story sanctuary at its tallest is 65 meters and features very steep stairs. The reason why the ruins are incredible is that they have a long history and grand scale. It is also proud of its highly sophisticated architectural technology, which was built on a colossal scale a long time ago. Moreover, it carries a characteristic that conveys the Buddhist message of the futility of civilization and the harmony between humans and nature.
The most important part of Angkor Wat and the sanctuary representing its most sacred image is a must-see. The third floor, topped with a sanctuary tower, is a sacred place that only the king and high-ranking monks, with permission, could climb. However, as times changed, tourists were also allowed to enter. However, the stairs have a steep slope of 70 degrees. Some people give up going up because of the high slope. But if you reach the top of the tower, you can enjoy beautiful views and serene blue scenery. Are you planning your next overseas trip? Come to the incredible Angkor Wat, where you can glimpse the advanced knowledge and technology of the medieval Khmer people!