Angkor, once a splendid and prosperous king city, has been ruthlessly swallowed by the epidemic of war and slaughtered in the tropical jungle. Now, civilization is reappearing. Angkor is the ultimate art of Hinduism and Buddhism; it is the deepest oriental philosophy embodied in Founder and Existence; it is the spiritual pilgrimage when the body is climbing upwards; it is the position of finding people between mountains and water. Angkor made everyone walk to the ruin scene and saw Chengcheng living in a bad air; an omnipresent smile, illuminated by the faint sunlight of early morning and dawn; a fall of a flower, but remembering beauty from the bottom of my heart. The most delicate and wonderful scenery of the ruins of Angkor dynasty dynasties, carving aesthetics, and ceremonial space touches the bottom of the most essential life of you and me, so profound and so peaceful.
Day 1 Shanghai-Siem Reap
Day 2 Angkor Outer Ring
Day 3 Angkor Circle
Day 4 Angkor Circle
Day 5 Siem Reap-Shanghai
21:00 Shanghai Pudong takes off
0:30 Arrive at Siem Reap Angkor
The moment he walked out of the cabin, a whole blast of hot air came. In the spring time when Modu is still cool, Siem Reap is already a hot summer day. The Siem Reap Airport is very small. After passing the customs, it is the baggage claim area, and then the gate. The customs staff will ask for tips when they see that they are Chinese. If you do n’t listen, it ’s just slower, or pick something wrong on your immigration card and let you re-fill it. Take the luggage out of the airport, the younger brother who has reserved the pick-up before is already waiting, and gets on the bus to the hotel.
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Royal Dragon Hotel
After eating early, the tuktuk driver who had previously booked had already waited in the hotel lobby.
It is very convenient to go to Siem Reap now, book the itinerary online directly in the country, and the driver will pick us up at the appointed time and place. Moreover, the itinerary and time have been arranged for us, and we will not miss any place worth playing! We booked a chartered Angkor classic three-day tour, including two-day tuktuk car tour Angkor big circle and small circle, and a one-day car tour Angkor outer circle. If the number of people in the tour is less than four people, it is very cost-effective to choose this chartered service. You can also experience the local tustuk car and get close to the local customs. And the driver also provides unlimited ice water for free, which is really important in the hot Cambodia.
The tuktuk drivers over there are good in English, not accented, can communicate smoothly in English, and can speak simple Chinese. Before arriving at an attraction, he will briefly introduce it to us on the road. After arriving, we will visit by ourselves. He will give a suggested time to visit, but it depends on us sooner or later.
The original name of the Queen's Palace was "Ishanapura", now called "Banteay Sri", also known as the Temple of Banteay Srei, meaning "Castle of Women", presumably because the local people named it after the ubiquitous fairy "Apsara" statue in the Queen's Palace . In fact, the real Queen's Palace was built by two Brahman class landlords. The main god enshrined is one of the three great gods of Hinduism, destroying the god "Shiva".
The architecture of the Queen's Palace is dominated by the local unique red clay rock and pink sandstone. Bathed in the sunlight of the tropical sun, the blue sky and red clay are particularly dazzling.
The size of the Queen ’s Palace is small and exquisite, and it is composed of a long approach road and a triple wall in the east. The total length is about 70 meters, but it is everywhere in this small scale. The art of carving is dazzling. Once again confirmed the classics of the phrase "concentrated are the essence".
If a place is originally barren, it is not called ruins. It must have been glorious and prosperous, but for various reasons, glory is no longer, prosperity is gone, and such a place can be called a ruin.
In the 9th-13th centuries, the Khmer people created a splendid Angkor culture. However, with the war and the capital, this brilliant masterpiece of civilization was annihilated by the rapidly growing tropical jungle, and the stones without gaps collapsed and collapsed under the winding of the tree roots. The beautiful ancient capital is gradually forgotten by the world.
Beng Melie is not within the scope of the regular Angkor scenic area, so this tour is rarely included in the itinerary of the general tour group, because it is indeed too remote.
Beng Mi is listed between the abandoned courtyard and the tower, and the trees and grass grow densely. The Bengmilie moat is constructed in a symmetrical cross shape, and the center is an unrepaired broken wall. On the way from the moat to the center of the temple, there are many local poor children who will beg for tourists. It has been difficult to reach for many years, but the paved roads have attracted many tourists.
Some of the carvings inside Beng Milie reflect Buddhist themes. However, due to the ages, the damage to the building is also relatively serious, making it difficult to restore its original condition. No one knows the history of the temple, and the information left for future generations due to the damage is also very scarce. It can only be guessed from the architectural characteristics and style of the building in the 12th century. The overgrown weeds in the temple and the collapse of the temple all show a desolate atmosphere, and for this reason, it has become the favorite of film directors.
The Luoluosi group was built during the Angkor dynasty in the 9th century AD. Bakong Temple is the largest and most important temple in the Luoluosi ruins group. It was once a large temple in the center of the city. The influence of Borobudur characteristics, domineering power, mainly used to worship Lingjia; Luo Lei Temple is the last main temple before the relocation of the capital of Angkor Jayavarma II. On a small island in the middle of the first artificial pond, the existing pond has dried up to become a rice field; the Purigo Temple, also known as the Shenniu Temple, is the second largest building in the Luoluosi ruins group, and a high platform from the bottom of the temple On the base, six towers carved with Sanskrit characters were built to worship the ancestors of Shiva and the king, becoming the most distinctive feature here.
Bakong Temple (Bakong): The largest and most important temple in the Luoluosi group. It used to be a large temple in the center of the city, dedicated to Lingjia. The architectural style is similar to Borobudur in Indonesia.
Preah Ko (Preah Ko): The second most important building of the Rollos group, dedicated to the ancestors of Shiva and the king. The architectural style of the Queen Palace is inherited and developed based on the style of the Shenniu Temple.
Lolei Temple (Lolei): Built on a small island in the middle of the first artificial pool in Khmer history, the Luolai Pond (which has dried up). It was the last main temple before the relocation of the capital of Angkor I, dedicated to Shiva Linga.
During this time, I will meet many local children playing in the temple and give them some sweets bought in China. They will be very happy.
When I came to the Tonle Sap Lake, I never imagined that there was such a humble and impoverished scene in front of me: a black primitive hut that was almost original, a pile of scrapped wooden boats piled up on the shore, and ragged Children, a fishy smell hit the wind.
Tonle Sap Lake, also known as Phnom Penh Lake, is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. It is connected to the Mekong River flowing through Phnom Penh through the Tonle Sap River.
According to legend, there is a seven-headed snake god at the bottom of Tonle Sap Lake. One day, the snake god's daughter is about to marry the Indian prince, so the snake god opened his mouth and sucked most of the lake water into his belly, which soon changed. A large area of fertile land is used as the daughter's dowry. It is said that the change of drought and rain in Tonle Sap Lake will be so obvious due to the presence of the zombie.
There are several floating villages on the lake, and because of the large number of Vietnamese refugees, it is called "Vietnam Floating Village". You can take a boat trip to visit these floating villages (Floating Village), see the houses, churches, schools and other buildings on the water, and enjoy the sunset on the Tonle Sap Lake in the evening.
Our boat sailed on Tonle Sap Lake. In addition to the roar of the motor, only the sound of wind and water sounded in my ears. The dilapidated bamboo houses on the water were lined by me: schools, restaurants, Grocery store, police station, clinic. These fully functional buildings strive to remain calm and quiet in the waves. People on the water seem to have been accustomed to carrying out their own activities naturally, such as brushing the ground, bathing, cutting hair, repairing ships, etc., as if they cannot see the attention of outsiders. These floating houses are all tied with bamboo underneath. When you want to fix them, you drop the anchor. When you want to go, you pull the anchor and go with the waves. Therefore, in the local area, the so-called village is actually just a convenient term, in fact there is no administrative or clan constraints. In any settlement, a boatman joins and a boatman leaves at any time to come and go freely. The village was originally wandering. One household, or even dozens of households, are in this place at one time, and at that place at another, and everything depends on the level of Tonle Sap Lake.
There are also some diesel boats on the lake. Almost all adults bring a child about ten years old to sell drinks. The boat quickly caught up, and then the child grabbed the railing of the big boat with one hand and held up the bamboo basket with the other, and jumped onto the big boat with a whine. After selling the drinks, he jumped back to the boat.
I was touched by what I saw in Tonle Sap Lake, and my life was full of simplicity.
I told myself to always be grateful and cherish the happiness that comes from the tentacles around me.
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Royal Dragon Hotel
5:00 Hotel Departure
At this time, it was still dark outside, and the tuktuk driver had already waited at the entrance of the hotel, and set off for Little Angkor to watch the magnificent sunrise.
Is there a strange and strong memory of a place that I have been to after a long period of time? The process of recalling a trip is like making a jigsaw puzzle, and with regard to Cambodia ’s travel memory, Little Angkor is the most important piece in the whole puzzle, as long as it is placed in the right place, other memories about this trip The pieces will be automatically arranged one by one, and put together to complete the memory puzzle about the trip.
The color of Little Angkor will change several times a day. The little Angkor shrouded by the glow of the sun in the early morning shows a hazy soft color in the quiet rainforest; the original mottled cold green color of the little Angkor in the direct sunlight at noon is in the sun The next show is full; the evening sunset is dyed with a golden yellow Angkor is undoubtedly the most beautiful in the day, as the palace flying from the sky emits a dazzling light dazzling people can not open their eyes.
I love these mullions with classical gyration temperament.
I found myself enjoying sitting on such a windowsill for a few days in Siem Reap. There are very few tourists in the Tibetan Scripture Pavilion, and there is only one goal for the influx of tour groups to come to Little Angkor-the central temple. As long as you have climbed the central temple, the little Angkor has been there, so like the Tibetan Scripture Pavilion They will not come in. Many people have been more or less disappointed after coming to Little Angkor. They feel that too many people are too noisy, and like many big attractions in China, it is also crowded. Actually otherwise, Little Angkor must swim slowly and quietly. I just love the feeling of finding a secluded corner in Little Angkor without doing a daze. Keep this moment of tranquility in my heart. .
The reliefs on the walls of the cloister are all religious stories and praises for the monarch's battle.
Walking on it is like going through the corridor of light and shadow to the end of the door of time and space.
Little Angkor was built from the east to the west. The west symbolizes death, so many scholars believe that little Angkor is actually a huge tomb.
The steps leading to the central tower were almost vertical, and I was looking up with piety.
The temple of Angkor consists of the west entrance road, the main entrance, the triple corridor, and the five minarets centered on the central minaret of the main hall. The temple at the top of the steeple tower is said to represent "paradise". The steps are steep and slippery, and you can only climb up with your hands, feet, and ground, so that the believers can experience the hard way to heaven during the climb.
The inner courtyard of the central tower has a very strong sense of hierarchy.
Get down from the highest center tower, say goodbye to Little Angkor, and continue the journey.
The cardamom temple (Prasat Kravan) is a Hindu temple in the ancient monuments of Angkor, Cambodia. The relief on the wall of the main tower depicts the Vishnu riding the Garuda in Indian mythology. Goddess auspicious day.
Bandai Katy Temple is a Buddhist temple in Angkor, Cambodia, located southeast of Ta Prohm and east of Angkor City. Built in the middle of the 12th century to the beginning of the 13th century, during the period of Jayavarma VII, the architectural style is Bayon style, which is close to the Tabufu Temple and the Holy Sword Temple, but with small scale and complexity.
Pikje Temple is a pyramid-shaped building built in the same period as Dongmei Ben Temple, but it is larger than it. Bikko Temple is where cremation ceremonies are performed. PRE RUP is the temple where the ancient royal cremated and transformed into a god. It is also called the transformation tower. You can see the burnt traces. It is expected that the ceremony will be held here thousands of years ago. .
Dongmei Ben Temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and is used to honor the king's parents.
Dongmeiben Temple is divided into three levels. At the top of the square platform is the central tower, surrounded by four slightly smaller temple towers at the four corners of the platform. The temple tower is made of bricks with small holes for fixing mud and lime.
The sculptures of Dongmeiben Temple are varied and unique, including two-meter high independent stone statues on the four corners of the first and second floor platforms. The religious scenes depicted include the god Indra riding on the three-headed god Airavata, and Shiva riding the god Nandi. The carvings on the beam are particularly beautiful.
Nowadays, we can only look at the upper level to fill the vast waters around the temple by imagination. The four trestles on the ground floor also prove that people used to reach the temple by boat.
Taxun Temple, also known as General Taxun Temple, is also one of the main filming locations for Tomb Raider. The temple is relatively small. Many monks have lived around the temple, and they can still see the traces of their lives. Many of the carvings on the walls of Taxun Temple are well preserved. The goddesses are graceful and have rich expressions. The East Pagoda Gate is the finishing touch of the entire temple. The whole gate is completely covered by the root system of a large tree. The temple gate and the tree are integrated into one, and the four-sided stupa behind the gate has accompanied each other for thousands of years.
Holy Sword Temple
The Holy Sword Temple was also built by Jayavarman during the period of Yevamo VII. Legend has it that Yevamore II gave his heir a holy sword, hence the name. According to legend, Shengjian Temple was once the king's palace.
There are extremely long passages outside the four doors of Shengjian Temple. The straight passage leading to the East Gate was clean and unobstructed. On both sides, there are towering trees tens of meters high, the canopy covers the sky above, and the roots of the coiled tree protrude from the ground. When walking on the quiet road, there was a whispering sound under my feet. The road leading to the central church in the temple is composed of a vaulted promenade, supported by thick square stone pillars on both sides of the promenade. On the way, a fan door is decorated with statues of gods, and the walls are decorated with countless fairy goddesses. Apsara, graceful posture.
The whole building has a cross shape. The center is the central church, surrounded by four gates in the east, south, west, and north connected by a vaulted promenade. Outside the door is a long corridor. Further inside is the Central Basilica, where the inner wall is decorated with bronze and has a fascinating brilliance, which houses Avalokiteshvara. It was a statue designed according to the face of the king, accompanied by monks around day and night, smoke around, wooden fish let off, day and night. The Holy Sword Temple, following the endless avenues of fallen leaves, a gust of wind blew through. At the moment thousands of years ago, King Zhenla was just caught or missed.
After walking through the large and small monasteries in the outer circle, the next step is to go to the Angkor Archaeological Park for a jungle leap!
The Angkor jungle leap is in the Angkor Archaeological Park, like a gibbon that shuttles through the dense tropical jungle scattered with thousands of years of Angkor monuments.
In fact, this project of jungle leap is not included in our chartered itinerary. When we checked into the hotel on the first day, we found an advertisement for the jungle leap at the hotel reception. I really wanted to try it. I thought it would be a unique experience. Call to book a good time and our tuktuk driver will take us to Angkor Archaeological Park after the tour ends today.
After arriving at the location, nine of us temporarily formed a small team, including two Cambodians, three Koreans, two Americans, and two of us Chinese. The two coaches helped us wear the equipment and explained the essentials. Our multinational force is off!
A total of 15 large trees will be leaped during the whole journey, which takes about an hour.
In the meantime, the coach told us a lot about local wildlife.
Flying through the jungle on the zipline, sliding from one towering tree to another is really exciting.
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8:00 Departure from hotel to Angkor City
A 10-square-kilometer city of Angkor, commonly known as Great Angkor, is the last capital city of the Khmer empire. It was built at the end of the 9th century, and now the prosperous and prosperous place has now been turned into ruins.
Angkor City is a city surrounded by 12 kilometers of city. There is a stone bridge on the moat outside the South Gate of Angkor City. On both sides of the bridge, there are a row of 54 stone carving busts, one side represents the gods, the other side represents the devil, and they hold the giant cobra in the hand. Snake King. It is said that the moat, which is about 100 meters wide, had a lot of crocodiles in ancient times and was used to resist the attack of the enemy. Drilled into the small south gate doorway, the ancient trees leaning against the sky were neatly arranged on both sides of the road, the gentle morning light penetrated through the cracks of the tree, the light wind blew through, the dry leaves fell to the front window of the car, and slipped again On the ground, unspeakable comfort.
Bayon Temple (Bayon) is located in the very center of Angkor King City. It consists of 49 large and small pagodas. The largest one in the middle is about 40 meters high. The 49 pagodas are engraved with huge four-sided Buddhas and Buddha faces With a serene smile, the slightly raised corner of the mouth is somewhat forgiving, and it seems to be somewhat ridiculous. It is this mysterious face that makes the world feel awe and admiration.
The Bayon Temple embodies the rigor and complexity of the Khmer religious architecture. Every detail is full of religious symbols. For example, the pagoda at the center of the center symbolizes the unity of man and nature. Xumishan.
Under different lights and angles, the expression of each Buddha image is different, and some smiles can be stunned, some are thoughtful, and some even show a hint of cunning. The locals firmly believe that the four-faced Buddha statue at Bayon Temple was taken from the face of Jayavarman VII, and the one with the brightest smile was called "the smile of the king"
Bafang Temple is a Mount Meru temple, which is pyramid-shaped. The whole temple has a total of 5 floors, and there is a closed corridor on the 1st, 3rd and 5th floors, and there are towers in the center and four corners of the corridor. A stone tower wrapped in a huge copper skin about 50 meters high is built on the platform of the fifth floor. It is taller than the golden pagoda in the middle of the Bayan Temple in the southeast.
There are many gates of time and space in Bafang Temple
The top of the Bafang is the four doors of time and space facing the four directions of southeast, northwest, and I do n’t know what kind of god / devil will be summoned by standing in the center.
The finely carved Tomanon Temple, small and beautiful, enshrines Shiva and Vishnu. Like the Queen ’s Palace, the Temple of Tomanon also has a full-bodied Lihua Tower goddess, but the Liva Tower goddess of the main tower stands straighter, there is no dance movement, and it feels more solemn, there are many decorations on the body, and there are belts on the head The brown sugar tree flower is an important crop in the Angkor area. It has a full chest, a thin waist long skirt, a lotus in hand, and earrings hanging under the long ears. It can be said to be very solemn and gorgeous.
The Chajiao Temple was originally a burial temple built by Yale Vama V for himself. The unique feature of this temple is that it has not been completed yet. The reason for the unfinished construction has not yet been determined. If completed, Chajiao Temple is undoubtedly the most beautiful temple in the Angkor Wat complex. The temple is as high as 22 meters, and it's breathtaking. Chajiao Temple is the first temple built entirely of sandstone and is therefore a landmark in the history of Cambodian architecture. The huge stones were cut to normal size and superimposed. There is no exquisite decoration in Chajiao Temple, and the design is simple, which is very different from other temples.
Tabloon Temple is one of the largest buildings in the Angkor Wat complex, but unlike other temples, he is almost swallowed by the jungle.
After seven hundred years of turbulence, the ancient city that had long been decaying was discovered by chance by the French, but the ancient temple was not there in the past. Even the century-old trees have to compete with it for the site. The ancient stone walls and corridors have been penetrated by the roots I had to linger in the roots of the big tree, insisting not to be crushed. The winding of the tree roots and the persistence of the ancient temple became a sharp contrast, which also brought a shock to the world. The shocking photos in the Hollywood movie "Tomb Raider" were taken here, which is one of the reasons why many fans come to feel the mystery. The Tabukang Temple is still pressed under the roots of the tree, and it still adheres to the mystery of the century. Because the roots are closely integrated with the temple, people ca n’t protect the cultural relics and ca n’t think of not letting the ancient trees wither. , The method that does not damage the ancient temple, can only watch the two combine deeper ...
Fans of Tomb Raider should not be unfamiliar with this door
After walking through the Tabukang Temple, Angkor ’s large and small monasteries were basically traversed. At five in the afternoon, it was time to set off for Bakeng Mountain to welcome the setting sun.
Bakheng (Bakheng) is a small hill within the main remains of Angkor. It is 1.5 kilometers northwest of Angkor Wat and is 67 meters high. It is the only commanding height nearby and can ride an elephant up the mountain. There is a ruin of an Angkor temple on the hill. It is the first national temple after Yasovarman I began to use the area near the big Angkor city as the capital, and also laid the foundation structure of the later Angkor architecture. Although the Phnom Bakheng on the top of the mountain has long been ruined, it was the center of the first capital city built by the Khmer dynasty and moved to Angkor, and was called "the first Angkor". On the west side of the mountain is the open West Baray, and in the southeast jungle is Angkor Wat. From here to the north you can see the Thai-Cambodian border. Bakheng Temple is facing the Luoluo Temple complex, which was built on an isolated mountain near the ancient capital of Angkor. Located on the south side outside Angkor City, it was originally the center of the capital. The platform is a pyramid-like five-story building with towers on each floor, which is very spectacular. At the top of the mountain overlooking the panoramic view of Angkor Wat, the ancient capital of Angkor and the surrounding attractions, it is the best place to watch the sunset.
It would be perfect to bid farewell to Siem Reap with the setting sun of Bakken Mountain.
When I walked down the narrow stone ladder, about to leave Siem Reap, my heart was filled with joy and deep gratitude. We are young, coming to pilgrimage, maybe just a moment in the history of Angkor, but for me, it is a lifetime memory.
Looking back with a smile, the Bakken Mountain in the twilight was silent and solemn, and the damaged pagoda and temple were also silent. I do n’t know if the Bakken Mountain has been in the sea after thousands of years, and has been silent for a long time. Well, I would say: I am lucky, at least in my short decades, I have met you.
1:30 Departure from Angkor in Siem Reap
6:55 Arrive in Shanghai Pudong
Open your eyes and dream
Ask you what's the use of sending me home
Although she knows you, she is loyal to you silently
Seeing you hide your ring is heavy
The voice is buried in the cave
God fooled four times and three times
I can hear the wind in my ears
The more you want to quit, the more you move to your life
Do I have the courage to celebrate the first day with you
Do you have the courage to regret your promise to be single
Two people are too crowded to hold a secret
Can't catch up and become more stubborn
Should not abuse the name
You were tempted to have another name
Distant memories of identity and deep floating dust drip into Jugo Temple
Nothing happened when looking at the flowers in the fog
Do I have the courage to celebrate the first day with you
Do you have the courage to regret your promise to be single
Two people are too crowded to hold a secret
Can't catch up and become more stubborn
Forgive you for being too rational to keep secrets with me
Forgive me for being wild
The rumors were not confirmed as soon as the two disappeared
I have to remember the dark night sky