Angkor Thom is one of the largest temples in Cambodia

Angkor Thom, meaning in Khmer 'the Great City', was built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries by King Jayavarman VII as his seat and royal palace. It was the last capital of the Khmer Empire and the one that held this position for the longest time. Its estimated population was between 80 000-140 000 inhabitants. This city spread on an area of 9 km2 and had a 100 m wide moat and was surrounded by 12km walls for protecting the city. The city had five gates with serenely smiling faces of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara and there are a lot of temples were built in the area such as Bayon, Phimeanakas, Baphuon, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, Prah Palilay, Tep Pranam and Prasat Suor Prat, etc. We certainly recommend to visit!