North Gate of Angkor Thom

The North Gate tours

Many tours visit the North Gate because of its significance. Faces on the gate are well preserved.


The North Gate of Angkor Thom is just opposite the South Gate, which serves as the entrance to Angkor Thom.

The North Gate is a stunning example of Khmer architecture and is characterized by its towering stone causeway, which is lined with sculptures of devatas (divine female figures) and asuras (mythical demons) on either side. At the end of the causeway stands a monumental stone gate with four faces of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara carved into it. The faces are said to symbolize compassion, kindness, and the protection of the city and its inhabitants.

Visitors to Angkor Thom can walk along the causeway and through the Gate, which provides a dramatic entrance to the city. The gate is also an important cultural and historical site. It offers a glimpse into the sophisticated civilization that once inhabited Cambodia.

Overall, this gate is a must-visit for anyone interested in Southeast Asian history, architecture, and art. And it is one of the most iconic and memorable landmarks in Cambodia.

Of course, the faces of Kanzeon Bodhisattva is also made on the north gate. They are facing in all directions. The Guanyin Bodhisattva here seems to be well preserved.

North Gate of Angkor Thom

There is a statue of the churning of the sea of milk, just like at South Gate.

statue of the churning of the sea of milk