Angkor Thom South Gate, Siem Reap

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Angkor Thom South Gate is the best preserved part of the late 12th-century walls that once enveloped the "Great City"--whether for protection or for ceremonial purposes it"s not quite clear. The intricately carved stone gate adorned with numerous statues of Hindu deities, some riding elephants and carrying weapons, is a great starting point for many Angkor Thom tours. The most prominent features remain the huge faces atop the central tower and the two rows of guardian gods and demon gods that flank the causeway across the moat. Pulling an enormous snake in opposite directions, they represent the myth of the Churning of the Ocean. Take a look at our Siem Reap online driving holiday planner to schedule your visit to Angkor Thom South Gate and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A really so beautiful gate of Angkor Thom city. best spot with good gods with bad goods around. i love this one.  more »
  • This gate is the main entrance gate to the main tourist temples. Whilst going through take your time to admire the unique sculptures and detail and also the magnificent river and trees  more »
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  • Excellent. See other temple review. This was the best one. Watch out for the monkeys though, they are sweet but if you leave objects dangling around they will grab them. Definitely don't miss this!
  • Great place to visit. You need to be visit early in the day as it becomes very crowded. Lots to see and may take more than 1 visit.
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