Temples of Angkor

Buddhist artwork in Wat Lolei in Angkor, Cambodia

Buddhist Artwork at Wat Lolei in Angkor, Cambodia

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Today’s travel photo is of some beautiful Buddhist artwork inside Wat Lolei in Angkor, Cambodia. This is inside the modern temple at Lolei, one of the ancient Angkor temples in the Roluous group of ruins. This temple was covered floor to ceiling in this colourful artwork, and I spent quite some time wandering around and… Read More

Ancient stone face at Bayon in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Ancient Stone Face at Bayon in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

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Today’s travel photo is of an ancient face carved out of stone at the temple ruins of Bayon in Angkor Thom, Cambodia. Bayon is one of the most impressive sites in all of Angkor, and is certainly the jewel of Angkor Thom – a huge ancient city in Angkor. It is characterized by these huge… Read More

Tree covered ruins at Ta Som in Angkor, Cambodia

Tree Roots Covering a Doorway at Ta Som, Cambodia

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Today’s travel photo is of a tree growing on top of an ancient stone gate at the jungle temple of Ta Som in Angkor, Cambodia. The roots of this tree have grown down the ruins to surround the doorway of this gate which gives access to the temple. Ta Som is a 12th century temple… Read More

Ruins at Bakong in Angkor, Cambodia

Ruins at Bakong in Angkor, Cambodia

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Today’s travel photo is of some ruins at the temple of Bakong in the Roluos Group of Temples in Angkor, Cambodia. This group of temples are some of the oldest in the Angkor area, and are a good starting point for your tour of the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia. Of the three temples in… Read More

Intricate carving in Banteay Srei in Angkor, Cambodia

Intricate Sandstone Carving at Banteay Srei, Cambodia

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Today’s travel photo is of one of the intricate sandstone carvings at the ruined temple of Banteay Srei in Angkor, Cambodia. Banteay Srei was one of my favourite temples in Angkor. It isn’t grand in size – in fact it is quite tiny compared to other temples – but its detailed sandstone carvings are just… Read More

Ancient Stone Hallway at Ta Phrom in Angkor, Cambodia

Ancient Stone Hallway at Ta Phrom in Angkor, Cambodia

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Today’s travel photo is of an ancient stone hallway inside the temple of Ta Phrom in Angkor, Cambodia. Ta Phrom is one of the most popular temples in Angkor, and it was absolutely packed full of tourists when I visited, however I only had to wonder off the beaten path to find some quieter parts… Read More

Baphuon Temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Baphuon Temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

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Today’s travel photo is of Baphuon Temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia. We visited the huge ancient city of Angkor Thom after going to Angkor Wat at sunrise. From the popular temple of Bayon, we began walking around to see some of the other sites, starting with Baphuon. This 11th century temple mountain is located next… Read More

Ancient jungle ruins at Ta Phrom in Angkor, Cambodia

Fighting the Crowds at Ta Phrom

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For the most part, I had done pretty well with planning my exploration of the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia. We managed to avoid the worst of the crowds at the more popular temples such as Banteay Srei and of course, Angkor Wat, which we explored in the dim post-dawn light. We even made it… Read More

Ancient stone face at Bayon in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Bayon: The Jewel of Angkor Thom

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I can’t describe how truly huge the ancient city of Angkor Thom is in Cambodia. Its grand scale actual dwarfs the land size of Angkor Wat, and if you’ve visited that impressive temple, you’ll know that it’s not a small area – it takes a fair while just to walk to Angkor Wat from the… Read More

Angkor Wat at Sunrise

A Dawn Visit to Angkor Wat

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I woke up in darkness to the sound of my alarm. It was 4:30am, a time of the day that I used to dread. For the past seven years I had been getting up at 4:30am to go to work. For those seven years I hated the sound of that alarm, and I hated that… Read More

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