Angkor Thom was a fortified city of some 10 sq km in extent, which was built by Angkor's greatest king, Jayavarman VII who ruled between 1181 and 1201. The major attraction of Angkor Thom is the Bayon, which lies at the centre of Angkor Thom and whose exact function and symbolism is still unknown. The Baphuon, a pyramidical representation of mythical Mt Meru lies near the Bayon.
Bayon photo gallery  - 42 pictures of Bayon
Baphuon photo gallery  - 9 pictures of Baphuon
Phimeanakas photo gallery  - 6 pictures of Phimeanakas
42 photos of the Bayon, an Angkor temple famous for its 54 towers with smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara
9 photos of the Baphuon temple, built in a pyramid shape representing the mythical Mt Meru
6 photos of the Phimeanakas temple, a Hindu temple built at the end of the 10th century in a pyramidal shape
Prasat Suor Prat photo gallery  - 2 pictures of Prasat Suor Prat
Terrace of elephants photo gallery  - 6 pictures of Terrace of elephants
Southern gate photo gallery  - 3 pictures of Southern gate
2 photos of Prasat Suor Prat, a set of 12 laterite towers built to the north of the Bayon
6 photos of the terrace of elephants, a 350m long platform used for viewing public ceremonies in Angkor
3 photos of the southern gate of the fortified city of Angkor Thom
Gallery with all images
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