Cambodia - The Temples of Angkor, 2006


>Our visit to Cambodia was specifically to visit the Angkor complex of temples, including the famous Angkor Wat. Thus, we flew directly to Siem Reap, the town closest to the Angkor complex.

The Angkor temples are stretched across more than 20 km. Most were built around the 12th century as Hindu temples, but became Bhuddist monuments in the 14th century, when the Khmer people adopted Bhuddism as their dominant religion.

The temples of Angkor were reclaimed by the jungle centuries ago, and it was only in the 19th century that they were rediscovered.

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001. Approaching Angkor Wat
1. Approaching Angkor Wat
002. Angkor Wat
2. Angkor Wat
003. Stairs to a tower within Angkor Wat
3. Stairs to a tower within Angkor Wat
004. Locals inside Angkor Wat
4. Locals inside Angkor Wat
005. Buddha inside Angkor Wat
5. Buddha inside Angkor Wat
006. Angkor Wat carvings
6. Angkor Wat carvings
007. Row of carved figures at the South Gate of Angkor Thom
7. Row of carved figures at the South Gate of Angkor Thom
008. Carved faces above the South Gate to Angkor Thom
8. Carved faces above the South Gate to Angkor Thom
009. Carvings in the Bayon temple
9. Carvings in the Bayon temple
010. Five Bayon faces
10. Five Bayon faces
011. A Bayon face
11. A Bayon face
012. Three faces of Bayon
12. Three faces of Bayon
013. Bayon carved face
13. Bayon carved face
014. Bayon carved face
14. Bayon carved face
015. Bayon carved face
15. Bayon carved face
016. Ta Prohm carving
16. Ta Prohm carving
017. Ta Prohm collapsed building
17. Ta Prohm collapsed building
018. Ta Prohm tree and building
18. Ta Prohm tree and building
019. A Ta Prohm tree
19. A Ta Prohm tree
020. Ta Prohm tree
20. Ta Prohm tree
021. Ta Prohm tree
21. Ta Prohm tree
022. Phnom Bakheng
22. Phnom Bakheng
023. Phnom Bakheng stairs
23. Phnom Bakheng stairs
024. Banteay Srey temple
24. Banteay Srey temple
025. Banteay Srey carvings
25. Banteay Srey carvings
026. Pre Rup temple
26. Pre Rup temple
027. Sabine on Pre Rup stairs
27. Sabine on Pre Rup stairs
     
 
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