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Top Places to see in Siem Reap

Siem Reap is unquestionably the most mesmerizing place in Cambodia. It boasts a charming mixture of stunning Khmer heritage with natural wonders. From Angkor wat to Tonle lake, there are so many things to discover in this exotic destinations.
These are the top places you should soak up to understand the value of Siem Reap

Banteay Srei temple

There are whispers that Banteay was formerly called Banteay Serai, which is translated to Citadel of Victory. This temple was built by a courtier called Yajnavaraha, a counselor to king Rajendravarman who was also a scholar and philanthropist. He is celebrated as having been empathetic and extended a helping hand to victims of poverty, injustice and diseases. The Banteay Srei temple remains the only major temple at Angkor a few meters from Siem Reap, that wasn’t built by a monarch.

Kulen Mountain National Park

The Kulen Mountain or Phnom Kulen, is a mountain massif that stands at 487 meters tall in Svay Leu District, 48 km from Siem Reap. Not only has it bed declared a national park, the Khmer Empire is also said to originate from here. In the 19th century when ancient Khmer temples were being built, stones were sourced from this sacred mountain. This mountain is also historical because in 802 A.D his majesty King Jayavarman II, the king during Cambodia’s independence, declared their freedom from java while standing on it.

Angkor Wat – heritage of Humanity and World Wonder

In Cambodia the term Angkor Wat means City temple. The Angkor Wat is a Hindu temple that is a true reflection of paradise. It is the only temple that since its foundation has remained a significant religious center and is the best preserved 12th century temple. It was built for King Suryavarman II and features the beautiful Khmer architecture design.

Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom refers to Big Angkor, and is the largest site in the Angkor Archeological Park. It is UNESCO World Heritage site and is found close to Siem Reap. This site was the last great capital of the Angkorian Empire and features a huge wall all around it with moat. After the defeat of the Cham invaders in 1181 by Jayavarman VII, the king captured the Angkorian Empire and flagged off a mammoth building program throughout the empire. Angkor Thom was constructed as the new capital and temples already in existence like Phimeanakas and Baphuon were encompassed into it.

Bayon Temple

Bayon is a beautifully adorned Khmer temple that was built either in the early 13th century, or the late 12th century. It was the last Angkor state temple to be built and the only one to be built specifically as dedication to the Buddha as a Mahayana Buddhist shrine. It stands at the center of King Jayavarman’s apital; afthough after his death successive kings augmented it to Hindu, the Theravada Buddhist king according to their different religious beliefs.
There are lots of things to look forward to when visiting Siem Reap in Cambodia and so you should not be just blinded by the tourist adored Tonle Sap Lake.


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Planning a Visit to Asia

Going to Asia would be wonderful experience of one’s life. Traveling in Asia would be unforgettable and memorable if all the precautions before journey are taken. In Asia, you can find lots of options. Orient is a fascinating island consisting of many countries. You can find western developed countries in Asia like Japan and South Korea. Similarly Vietnam and Myanmar will need more bravery from the traveler.

Certain Hurdles That Come To The Way:

Many fresh travelers may experience sleep deprivation, anxiety, depression and perhaps a culture shock as well. In order to avoid this you need to search the whole destination.  Its climate, culture and customs must be known to the adventurous. Or at least he has a guess about it. Traveler should know that language and food would be the greatest problems while traveling to Asia.

Getting Familiar To The Visiting Area:

The internet facility is a very good source to prepare the person before he meets his so called troubles. He could have a glimpse of land, people, and the food. Getting guide books is also a very good option to familiar with the conditions. The easiest would be to hire a guide via any agency to make the most of the trip. You should book some  tours such as Myanmar Tour Packages at http://www.myanmartours.net/myanmar-tour-packages.html

Preparations Before Traveling:

Yes, you have to consider some easy going steps so that you would not be the victim in foreign land. Take small amount of foreign currency in your pocket.

This will help you to escape from the thief’s eye. Use sealed water bottle for drinking purpose. Keep iodine tablets and perforated tablets when using tap water. Don’t take any beverages with the ice.

Places to visit in Asia: Thai Land, Hong Kong, Dubai, Malaysia, Myanmar, India, Singapore..v.v

Checking The Personal Fitness:

A traveler should take a regular check up to his family doctor before going to the trip. Vaccination should be taken in order to save body from the epidemic disease in the foreign country. Precautions should be made against common disease in Asia like hepatitis, malaria, dengue, rabies, typhoid. People will enjoy if nothing happens seriously. All the diseases are cured before the time.

Enjoy Trip:

Only this way one can enjoy fully in the trip. Asia will give you good memories if you are prepared before an Asian trip. The Bible also focuses on traveling. Isaiah 40:26 says, “Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number.” God will be happy if we wander to see his wonderful creations.

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The different states that make up the country are very different from each other, although they all have the same common denominator, that is, the kindness of its people and the beauty that we find in them.

In Myanmar, you will find the friendliest and smiling people of all Asia and you will enjoy a different trip, in contact with the local life.

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The Majestic Thailand

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Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands

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