There are few places on earth than evoke the sultry romanticism like Angkor Wat. If you are looking for a holiday destination to be swept up in, then begin a design hotel Siem Reap is just the ticket.
Siem Reap is the town closest to the incredible temple complex of Angkor Wat and, while it retains its quaint small town feel, it also has developed the needed infrastructure for tourists.
- The World’s Largest Temple Complex
Angkor Wat complex covers around 400 acres, just a couple of kilometers outside of Siem Reap and within the tropical jungle there are hundreds of surviving temples for you to discover.
- Sunrise or Sun Down at Angkor Wat
There are few more stunning sights than the vista of the sun coming up or going down over the towers of Angkor Wat. Calling this romantic, is an understatement. For visitors to the complex, this is often cited as one of the highlights of their trip to the Khmer nation.
Construction of the temples began around the 12th century under the supervision of King Suryavarman II. The impressive design of Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples is a sight to behold.
Hours and hours can be spent meandering through the temples admiring the detailed bas reliefs – many of which depict court life at the time or take you on a journey through the deep symbolism and mythology of the Hindu religion.
As impressive as the stone structures of the complex are, the way in which man made canals and reservoirs were incorporated into the design is just as breathtaking. These waters also comprise part of the symbolism of the site, representing the oceans that are said to surround the holy Hindu Mount Meru.
- UNESCO World Heritage Site
Since 1992, the Angkor Wat complex has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This confirms its place as one of the most impressive architectural and enginerring feats of mankind.
- Ta Prohm
While each visitor to the complex with come away with their own favorites, it is hard to beat Ta Prohm for its romanticism. This temple has been left pretty much to the jungle to be consumed and today you will find bas reliefs blended with tree roots and vines wending their way through the masonry.
From your romantic hotel Siem Reap, you are just a short ride to one of the world’s most incredible sites, and an experience you will never forget.