Ancient Hindu statues along sides of the south bridge into Angkor Thom temple close to Angkor Wat and Siem Reap in Cambodia
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Angkor Thom South Gate

Temples of Angkor

The south gate of Angkor Thom is most popular with visitors, as it has been fully restored and many of the heads (mostly copies) remain in place. The gate is on the main road into Angkor Thom from Angkor Wat, and it gets very busy at peak times.

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1. Baksei Chamkrong

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2. Phnom Bakheng

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3. Run Ta Dev

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4. Prasat Chrung

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5. Bayon

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6. Battle of the Gods & the Demons

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