The Ta Prohm temple was built by the same ruler, and was intended to be a Buddhist sanctuary that would serve his mother. Unlike his predecessors, who preferred the Hindu Gods, this king, adopted a new religion – the Buddhist one.
Anyhow, these two temples were close to be vanished from the face of the Earth, when the restoration began. It began just at the beginning of the 20th century. The temples of Angkor make many places on earth represent less than they would think; the complex of temples that one can find here, will proudly stand beside the Sphinx and the pyramids.
Angkor is not the only place that represents Cambodia. It is represented as well by the Mekong river, by the help of which you can get all the way up to Vietnam; the Sihanoukville resort and as well the many national parks, and other areas that occupy at least one quarter from the total surface of the country.
In the closeness of archeological sites from Siam Reap, Lake Tonle Sap begins. It is the largest lake of sweet water from the entire South – East Asia. This is a true paradise of the different species of birds and of fishes. All around this lake one can visit the crocodile floating “ranches”. Through all of these, one will be amazed to discover a little Catholic Church.
Throughout the year, this lake has a total surface of around 2.700 square meters and when the monsoon comes, the waters can get to about 16.000 square kilometers. Despite of the fact that the boundaries of this country have opened for a short time now, many investors have announced that they will invest in this part of eth world, make some nice resorts, and develop this country and contribute to its survival.