Angkor

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Angkor
Native Nameអង្គរ
BA#C1710293
K InscriptionVarious
SizeLarge
TypeTemple Group
Location
DistrictSiem Reap Municipality
ProvinceSiem Reap
CountryCambodia
Coordinates13.42293, 103.85967
History
BuilderVarious
MaterialBrick, Laterite, Sandstone
ReligionHindu, Buddhist
DeityVarious
UNESCO Inscription1992



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Site Size & Condition: Ancient City Angkor (អង្គរ - Pronounced: Ong-khor)

Unlike the majority of our temple groups, there are neither historical nor geographical criteria for this listing and Angkor simply corresponds to the totality of the area designated and listed in 1992 by UNESCO as the Angkor World Heritage Site. (Boundaries have been tweaked somewhat since its initial inscription and, for now, we're using UNESCO's 2012 'Map of the World Heritage Clarification'.)

The entry consists of 3 separate core areas - designated Zone 1 - with Zone 2 forming a buffer zone around the central of the 3 blocks. The north zone (20 square kms) covers Prasat Banteay Srei and its immediate area while a southeastern area of some 30 square kilometres includes the area known today as Rolous. The irregular-shaped central zone covers all remaining major, and many minor, sites in the Angkor area, weighing in at some 350 square kilometres and stretching from just east of the East Baray (Baray Khang Kaeut) to just west of the West Baray, (Baray Khang Lech). This in turn is surrounded by a rectangular buffer zone. This then includes early sites north and south of the West Baray, Prasat Banteay Samre and Prasat Phnom Bok to the east and the minor Jayavarman VII temples north of the Jayatataka, (Veal Reach Dak).

While it's impossible to include every tuol in Siem Reap Province and there have to be geographical limits somewhere, important ommissions springing to mind include Prasat Chau Srei Vibol, Wat Athvea and Prasat Phnom Kraom.

Please note that the UNESCO-designated area is not synonymous with the Angkor Archaeological Park and entrance passes are required for the above-mentioned sites as well as Kbal Spean.


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