In Siem Reap, we went to a temple called Preah Khan. Preah Khan is a Hindu temple. The temple is dedicated to lots of gods one of which is Vishnu.We also went to another god’s temple and their name was Shiva. Shiva’s temple was next to a big foot print. There were carvings of dancing girls on the edges of the passages in Vishnu’s temple. There were also carvings of Shiva. There were loads of piles of fallen rock on the ground. We were surprised that you were allowed to just walk around, there was no path.
We went to another temple that was the reason we went to Siem Reap. The name of the temple is called Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat has an unnecessary wall around it. It is the biggest temple in the world. It has small temples around the main centre. Inside the small temples are Buddhas. There are five tall towers on the main building, with four smaller ones surrounding the tallest tower in the middle. There were also carvings of the Gods in a tug of war to try and make a potion of immortality. In the end none of them got it. I don’t know what is in the four towers because children aren’t allowed in but my Dad went in.
There are loads of temples in Siem Reap and one is on the water with Lilly pads surrounding it, another one has faces that no one knows who they belong to, another one has loads of carvings on it. There are at least sixty temples in Angkor. I thought the temples were fine if you only did one a day. I also thought they were interesting because of how many people it must have taken to build these enormous temples. It would have taken forty thousand elephants to get all the rock to build Angkor Wat. Each ceiling and wall was carved by hand.