The best preserved gate is the south gate, which is surrounded by a moat, with two rows of stone statues on both sides of the bridge, the angels on the left and the asura on the right. To protect the king's castle.
Everyone who travels to Cambodia is heading for the buildings in Angkor Thong King City. The temples in the King City are very attractive, but in fact, the gate of Angkor Thong King City is full of stories and is the best preserved city gate.
Here is the boundary from downtown Siem Reap to Angkor City, and this gate is also the southern end of the entire Angkor City. The gate is very unique. In fact, you can see the smile of Angkor when you walk here, because it is carved with a typical Khmer smile. And here is also the beginning of the congestion of the entire Angkor city, because the gate is too small, and there are too many tourists willing to get off the car to take pictures. In addition, it is one-way traffic, so whether it is a car or a tutu car, they will wait here for a while.
This is the royal city of Angkor, generally called the Great Angkor (as opposed to the Little Angkor). The south gate is 23 meters high, and above it is a huge four-faced Buddha statue with a serene smile. It is one of the symbols of Angkor's monuments. Bayon Temple in the center of the city. The south gate is 23 meters high, and above it is a huge four-faced Buddha statue with a serene smile. It is one of the symbols of Angkor's monuments. The most famous here is the Erawan Buddha. In the Bayon Temple in Angkor Thom, there are 49 huge statues of the Erawan Buddha, which are also known as the smiling Buddha statues of Khmer.
South Gate of Angkor Thom There are 5 gates in Angkor Thom, and each gate has 54 stone statues, 27 on the left and the right. Shura and Asura are stirring the sea of milk. The missing is more serious. The restored heads can be seen at a glance. As soon as you arrive at the South Gate, you can see the scene of "stirring the sea of milk" in Hinduism. Later, it was discovered that every gate of Angkor Thom was equipped with this theme, not only the gate of Angkor Thom, but also the gates of other temples. In the reliefs of Angkor Wat, this theme also occupies a lot of space. Playing with Angkor, the legend of "Churning the Milky Sea" must be known anyway.