HIGH-PROFILE PERSONALITIES SPOTTED AT A LEGENDARY TOURIST ATTRACTION OF ANGKOR, SIEM REAP–CAMBODIA
Fri-20-Apr-2018 | Category : 0
Siem Reap, a vibrant city of Cambodia, ranked #4 in Asia on Top 25 Travel Destinations 2018 recently announced by the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor. Siem Reap is said to be Cambodia’s most important legacy as it is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, a region that stretches out over approximately 400 square kilometers and consists of hundreds of ancient temples on its expansive ground. The temples of Angkor are a source of fierce national pride and inspiration to all Khmers (Cambodians). Angkor Archaeological Park was once the center of the ancient Khmer Kingdom, from the 9th to the 15th century, and is a living heritage site in Cambodia. The region contains the most magnificent remains of different capitals of the classical era of Cambodian history. This major site well exemplifies the cultural, religious and symbolic values of an exceptional civilization of the Khmer Empire as well as the splendor of its cities. The vast complex encompasses major architectural buildings that provide a tantalizing glimpse into the distant past of the Khmer period.
Among them marvelous ancient temples is the world’s #1 landmark of Angkor Wat, the greatest and most spectacular ruin of the Angkorian Empire. Angkor Wat is also said to be one of the seven wonders of the world and is universally recognized as a part of Angkor World Heritage Site in Cambodia. In its remarkable state of preservation, Angkor Wat remains unrivaled with beautiful details of surreal carvings and intricate stone buildings that perfectly illustrate an ultimate expression of Khmer genius. The inexpressible charm of Siem Reap city lies in its majestic grandeur and simplicity of the sandstone ancient structures covered with countless sculptural decorations. A distinction of traditional architecture featured in these ancient temples is asserted to be the perfect blend of creative ambition and spiritual devotion.
Overwhelmed by so much fascinating history, the archaeological complex of Angkor has even enticed distinguished visitors from world’s successful leaders to famous celebrities–actors and actresses, singers and even footballers across the continent. The presence of these high-profile personalities at the world heritage sites of Angkor in Siem Reap has triggered public’s irresistible temptation to travel to and visit this awe-inspiring region of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Every year, this crumbling yet enchanting site of Angkor attracts millions of local and international tourists to come and explore more than just the intriguing temple complexes within this exotic city of Siem Reap. With hundreds of sightseeing opportunities, this small yet lively town of Cambodia never once allows a single traveler to ever get ready to leave the place.
Below is the list of the world’s famous people who have visited Angkor Archaeological Park located in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Jacqueline Kennedy American Former First Lady November 1967
Angelina Jolie American Actress, Filmmaker 2000
Japan’s Prince Akishino (and his wife) Member of the Japanese Imperial Family June 2001
Roh Moo-hyun (and his wife) Former President of South Korea November 2006
Bill Clinton Former U.S. President December 2006
Mark Zuckerberg Facebook’s CEO December 2007
Jung Ji-hoon (Rain) Korean Singer 2008
Lee Myung-bak Former President of South Korea October 2009
Thaksin Shinawatra Former Prime Minister of Thailand November 2009
Hillary Clinton US Secretary of State October 2010
SHINEE South Korean Boy Band September 2010
Marian Rivera (& Dingdong Dantes) Spanish Filipino Commercial Model and Actress March 2012
Hu Jintao Former President of the People’ Republic of China April 2012
Prince Naruhito Crown Prince of Japan June 2012
Lee Bum Soo, Im Soo Hyang & their members Beast Yoon Doojoon Korean Actor and Actress Group “Iris 2” December 2012
Jeanette Aw Singaporean Actress March 2014
Beyonce American Singer January 2015
Michelle Obama Former First Lady of the United States March 2015
David Beckham English Former Footballer June 2015
Mohammad Hamid Ansari (and his wife) Former Vice-President of India September 2015
Dmitry Medvedev Former Prime Minister of the Russian Federation November 2015
Yaya Urassaya Thai-born Actress December 2015
Eva Longoria Bostón American actress May 2016
Douglas Booth English Actor May 2016
Elvin Ng, Paige Chua, Zoe Tay 10, and Romeo Tan Singaporean Actors and Actresses September 2016
Ruud van Nistelrooy Dutch Former Footballer April 2018
Who is going to be the next world’s famous visitor to this most enthralling and captivating site of Angkor?