Angkor Thom lies on the west bank of the Siem Reap River, a tributary of Tonle Sap, about a fourth of a mile from the waterway. Angkor Thom was set up as the capital of Khmer Empire amid the rule of King Jayavarman VII. It was the focal point of his enormous building program. An engraving found in the city alludes to Jayavarman VII as the prep and the city as his lady of the hour.
Inside the city was an arrangement of channels, through which water spilled out of the upper east toward the southwest. The main part of the land encased by the dividers would have been involved by the common structures of the city, of which nothing remains. This zone is presently secured by woodland.
There are numerous sanctuary inside Angkor Thom, for example, the major Bayon and Baphuon; and numerous different sanctuaries.
5 entryways of Angkor Thom
Angkor Thom comprises of 5 entryways: South Gate, East Gate, Victory Gate, North Gate and West Gate. Initially, there were just 4 doors yet the Victory Gate was added later to east part also.
South Gate can be basically called "Tonle Oum Gate". You may have a Gondola pontoon ride in the stream before it. It is the closest and principle entryway to enter Angkor Thom in the event that you travel from Siem Reap city.
East Gate is essentially called "Passing Gate" or "Phantom Gate". The Ghost Gate was utilized after the king and his troopers lost the fight and is the door to convey the dead bodies back home. These days, this doors is obstructed by the thick wilderness. Be that as it may, you may visit it and you will feel that it is exceptionally remarkable.
Triumph Gate is situated at the east piece of the divider however it is called Victory Gate on the grounds that the king and his officers utilized this entryway for just when he won the fight in opposition to Ghost Gate. It is the entryway to stretch out your visit to different sanctuaries in the small circuit.
There is another name for North Gate. That name is "Dey Chhnang Gate". The name signifies "stoneware soil". The senior individuals said that it was the district that create the best soil for earthenware. All things considered, it was just utilized by the king. It is the portal between Angkor small circuit and Angkor grand circuit.
The west entryway isn't as prevalent as alternate doors and there isn't verifiable note about it. It is basically called "Ta Kau Gate'. West Gate is the direct and closest passage to West Baray.