Slideshow: Temple Hopping in Angkor

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Angkor Archaeological Park
Cambodia
 
Angkor Wat
An ancient swimming pool inside Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Beautiful wall of Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
A young monk in Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat upclose
Angkor Wat
swimming pool inside Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
The centerpiece of Angkor Complex
Angkor Wat
The road to Angkor Wat
Ta Phrom
One of the rooted structures in Ta Phrom
Ta Phrom
Lara Croft had been here
Bayon
Massive stone faces of Bayon Temple
Bayon
Temple of Bayon
Break Time at Angkor
A local selling breads inside Angkor Complex
Phimeanakas
A pyramid style as a Hindu temple
The Terrace of the Leper King
A wall thought to represent a legendary "leper king," but is now considered to represent Yama
Ta Phrom
A tree at Ta Phrom
Naga Bridge of Phrea Khan
The Naga Bridge represents the "Churning of the Sea of Milk", a Hindu myth in which gods and demons cooperate to churn the primordial ocean in order to produce the elixir of immortality called amrita
Preah Khan
The west outher gate of Preah Khan Temple
Preah Khan
Inside tyhe generally unrestored Preah Khan Temple
Preah Khan
One of the entrances of Preah Khan Temple
Preah Khan
Inside Preah Khan
Preah Khan
Built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan is one of the main temples of Angkor
A Khmer Girl
A young Khmer girl with Angkor Complex as her playground
Terrace of the Elephants
A long terrace wall with carved elephants and garudas
Sunrise at Angkor Wat
One of the most anticipated in Angkor Wat Complex is the view of sunrise
 
I have never seen a complex full of massive ancient temples as huge and as awesome as Angkor.
 
The Angkor Region located northwest of Siem Reap, Cambodia was the seat of the once powerful Khmer Empire that flourished from approximately 9th to 15th centuries. Regarded as Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 400-square kilometer region houses more than a thousand temples including the legendary Angkor Wat, Bayon, Preah Khan and Ta Phrom. Angkor Wat alone is said to be the world’s largest single religious monument.
 
In 2012, I had a chance to explore the complex by bike. From sunrise to sundown, it was a whole day of temple hopping. A day full of amazement with the magnificent ancient strutures of Angkor Region.
 
I have been missing the place terribly… I have been wanting to revisit the place and be amazed once more with the grandeur of Angkor. But until then, this slideshow will fill the longing and will remind me of good times I had in Siem Reap.
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1 thought on “Slideshow: Temple Hopping in Angkor

  1. Been missing this magnificent place. Its been a year since i visited siem reap. Hope i can tour the place by bike.. But riding in tuk tuk is fun also… 🙂

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