The last capital of the Khmer Empire, the "heart" of Angkor's monuments, had a population of millions at its peak. Tongwang City is square with a wall of 14 kilometers and surrounded by a moat up to 100 meters wide. From the south gate to the north to the center of Tongwang City, you can see the Barong Temple, the most magnificent and important building in the city. The top of its pagoda is the famous "Khmer's smile".
The King Town of Angkor Tong is the most symbolic ancient building complex in Angkor scenic area. The magnificent city once was the Grand Palace, that is, the familiar "Big Angkor". Although there were many imaginations in the mind before, only by visiting it personally can we realize the magnificence and vicissitudes of this megalithic city, which once had a glorious history. Coming to Tongwangcheng to see the sunrise is a classic journey. When you feel dark, you rush here by a sudden car. You can see the dim sunlight coming out of the skyline. After a long waiting period, you can catch the fatigue. When the golden morning light falls on the ancient city wall, it reflects a kind of holy golden light. That kind of indescribable beauty is fleeting, so you must come early to find a good place to take pictures.
Teacher Jiang Xun said that Barong Temple's smile was like a Diamond Sutra. At first, I didn't understand what it meant. Khmer's smile, in that war-torn era, the age of hunger, the age of blood flowing into rivers, people more cruel than beasts to kill each other, he has been so quiet smile. Is this smile so hard to understand, because of what you see and understand, or because you don't look at anything and don't want to understand? Beauty may always be between solvable and insoluble. Solvable is rational, logical and scientific. Unsolvable is mysterious and religious. The text of Diamond Sutra is difficult to understand. The smile of Barong Temple is a Diamond Sutra.
Angkor Wat is Cambodia's most famous historic and cultural monument. The essence of its characteristics is Tongwang City, commonly known as Big Angkor. The way of sightseeing is to rent a bicycle or Baotai Dudu car from the city to the scenic spot. Big Angkor is suitable for a day's careful visit to beautiful statues, murals and characteristic buildings. When the weather is hot, it should pay attention to water. Additionally, you can take beautiful pictures in bright colored clothes.
Tongwang City is divided into several gates, usually from the South Gate to the North Gate. When you go to Angkor, you can visit it for a short time. Some of the sculpture figures at the entrance of the city have no heads. Sometimes they have lost their heads for a long time, while others are said to have been stolen.
Tongwang City, commonly known as Big Angkor, was the capital of Angkor Dynasty at that time. Above each gate there are four Buddhist statues whose faces are said to have been carved according to the faces of JayavarmanVII, the founder of Tongwang City, known as the Khmer hegemony. The city of Tongwang is surrounded by a moat. On both sides of the stone bridge across the moat are statues of gods and Ashura dragging Naga and stirring the Ruhai Sea. Although many statues are incomplete, they are still spectacular. There are dozens of monasteries and monuments, each with its own characteristics, which deserve a close look.
It is recommended that you enter through the South Gate of Tongwang City, which is the best preserved and restored gate of Tongwang City. The bridge railings on both sides of the moat vividly carve the famous story of "Mixing Ruhai" in Hinduism. The center of Tongwangcheng is the Barong Temple. Khmer's smile watches the Tongwangcheng day and night, seeing the prosperity and decline, flowers falling and blooming.
Taiwan's good boss will take you all on a tour in 2013. It's very worthwhile to see the world's relics. It's good to take a bunch of ruffians out to see the world, but it rained a little. Go back to the hotel and tidy up your sneakers. Let's have a rest in the hotel and wait for the next trip.