Preah Vihear Temple Tour VIP:
Preah Vihear Temple (Khmer: ប្រាសាទព្រះវិហារ Prasat Preah Vihea) is an ancient Hindu temple built during the period of the Khmer Empire, that is situated atop a 525-metre (1,722 ft) cliff in the Dângrêk Mountains, in the Preah Vihear province, Cambodia. In 1962, following a lengthy dispute between Cambodia and Thailand over ownership, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague ruled that the temple is in Cambodia.
Affording a view for many kilometers across a plain, Prasat Preah Vihear has the most spectacular setting of all the temples built during the six-centuries-long Khmer Empire. As a key edifice of the empire’s spiritual life, it was supported and modified by successive kings and so bears elements of several architectural styles. Preah Vihear is unusual among Khmer temples in being constructed along a long north-south axis, rather than having the conventional rectangular plan with orientation toward the east. The temple gives its name to Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province, in which it is now located, as well as the Khao Phra Wihan National Park which borders it in Thailand’s Sisaket province and through which the temple is most easily accessible. On July 7, 2008, Preah Vihear was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Construction of the first temple on the site began in the early 9th century; both then and in the following centuries it was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva in his manifestations as the mountain gods Sikharesvara and Bhadresvara. The earliest surviving parts of the temple, however, date from the Koh Ker period in the early 10th century, when the empire’s capital was at the city of that name. Today, elements of the Banteay Srei style of the late 10th century can be seen, but most of the temple was constructed during the reigns of the Khmer kings Suryavarman I(1006–1050) and Suryavarman II (1113–1150). An inscription found at the temple provides a detailed account of Suryavarman II studying sacred rituals, celebrating religious festivals and making gifts, including white parasols, golden bowls and elephants, to his spiritual advisor, the aged Brahmin Divakarapandita. The Brahmin himself took an interest in the temple, according to the inscription, donating to it a golden statue of a dancing Shiva known as Nataraja. In the wake of the decline of Hinduism in the region the site was converted to use by Buddhists.
*Let see the Tour Program Of Preah Vihear Temple Tour VIP :
You will be picked up at your hotel at 8 o’clock. It will take 4 hours to get to the temple, so we will arrive the temple at 12 o’clock. We will rent a pick up truck because normal car can not be driven on the steep road, so the truck will drive us up on the mountain that is where the temple is. We will first have lunch that we arranged from Siem Reap.
After lunch, we will spend about one and a half hours to discover the whole of Preah Vihear Temple from the lowest part to the top part of this temple. You will be impressed by the spectacular panoramic view of the forest of Cambodia side and Thailand side from the top of this temple.
Note: We are going to have the lunch box that arranged from Siem Reap.
*Cost of Preah Vihear Temple Tour VIP :
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