Angkor Thom South Gate
Angkor Thom South Gate
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traveltotelltales
Singapore, Singapore154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
The gate, the balustrade, the asuras and the devas on a single frame against a sunny midday just took my breath away. Angkor wat is at the pinnacle, but Angkor Thom is no less either. I have enjoyed the temples here the most. You just cannot, cannot miss Angkor Thom.
Written 22 February 2022
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bob2bkk
Bangkok, Thailand5,905 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Unfortunately I did not get a picture of the South And Main Gate into Angkor Thom as our driver drove thru. So, to prepare yourself, the bridge with the Buddha heads is the entrance so you will be able to stop and get a picture. It is narrow and an exquisite arch going back 800 years or so. Make sure if driving thru to have your driver stop so you can walk thru and get a good close up view of it. Impressive.
Written 30 March 2020
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Paul G
Vinh Yen, Vietnam31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Our tuktuk driver took us there and escorted us up the hill for a better view. He told us stories of competing empires and took our photos for us. If you're visiting the area and need transportation, I highly recommend calling Sokha (WhatsApp +855 96 673 3644).
Written 12 February 2024
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,724 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A popular stopping place at Angkor Thom is the South Gate which most will enter after visits to Angkor Wat to the south. Built in the late 12th-century and early 13th-century in Bayon style, this is the most famous and best preserved of the major city gates into the Angkor Thom.

What you will find is a 50 metre long causeway which is lined on both sides with a collection of statues, demons on the right side and gods on the left side, both carrying a long seven-headed naga figure. From the beginning of the bridge, you can take pictures with numerous figures holding the long snake. In the back you'll see the multiple-faced gate tower. You can also enjoy close ups of the tower as you approach and enter on foot or in your tuk-tuk or vehicle.

The South Gate is a memorable entrance into Angkor Thom complex and a spot worth stopping for a few pictures, even if the area may be crowded with other tourists these days. Note, you'll find other city gates that are similar when entering or exiting Angkor Thom from other directions. These include the popular Gate of the Dead to the east of the complex.
Written 2 February 2020
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
The south gate is the most impressive of the 5 entrance gates to Angkor Thom.

A grand boulevard of statues welcoming you to the massive site. If you have the time, try to visit each of the other gates, including the Gate of the Dead. All have their own unique features
Written 10 February 2018
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Alan L
Toronto, Canada256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Overseeing a lake, the most popular gate to Angkor Thom was an excellent diversion from all the temples we have visited for the day. Our tuk tuk driver dropped us off for 5 minutes so that we can take photos. It is definitely a different experience that completed our trip to Angkor Wat.
Written 3 December 2019
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,000 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Even if you are only one day in Siam Reap, buying the 1 day pass, no doubt you'll visit at least 3 Temples:
Angkor Wat (the biggest), Bayon Temple (with the faces protruding the walls) and Ta Prohm (the liquid tress, the Tomb Raider 1 movie Khmer Temple).
To go from Angkor Wat to the other ones you'll have to pass by this gate and cross its bridge.

Just stop there for a few minutes, not only to admire the sculptures along the bridge but also to look at the river and the trees.
They are a unique sight.
Written 21 October 2019
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drool
Penang Island, Malaysia283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
You pass through this gate from Bayon heading to Angkor Wat. Good to step out and snap some pics as it crosses the river. It does depicts the magnificence of the Angkor civilization at that time.
Written 1 July 2019
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AvidWchrTraveller
Armidale, Australia252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
This is the best preserved gate of Angkor Thom. Similar to the East Gate (see my review), you will get great views of the gate along with the gods, demons and nagas (the myth of the Churning of the Ocean) on approach to the gate. Traffic and visitor numbers are larger here so be aware when moving around. The area is flat and easy to navigate for crutches and wheelchairs. Beware of potholes especially if water-filled. Note the faces on top of the tower. Great photo shots here. A stop here is very worthwhile before moving on to other temples on this site.
Written 28 January 2019
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SLWS1
Cypress, TX1,113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Stone figures line the bridge leading to the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom. Driving or walking past them is a MUST DO if you are near Siem Reap.
Written 29 November 2017
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