Cambodia: Encore!

Cambodia: Encore!
Banteay Srei: The well-preserved exteriors. This elaborately carved temple built in pink sandstone (which weathers well), 32km from the main complex of temples, should not be missed for the world., Photo Credit: Amit Dixit

Experience Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, in manageable bytes

Amit Dixit
April 09 , 2014
02 Min Read

Banteay Srei: The well-preserved exteriors
Banteay Srei: The tuk tuk is the preferred mode of transport when temple hopping
Banteay Srei: A sense of the terrifying grandeur of the Cambodian rainforest is conveyed by the size of the people at the base of the tree
Banteay Srei: A visitor catches his breath
Other gems: The artificial island of Neak Pean and the Buddhist temple nestled upon it
The three-spired Pre Rup, built AD 961 and dedicated to Shiva, and offering great views of the surrounding countryside
Angkor Wat: The central of the temple's five spires
Visitors on a rainy day: Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world and it's difficult to experience it except in smaller bytes
The Bayon: A view of the entire temple with its multiple levels and many visages
The Bayon: The haunting carved faces, said to be Jayavarman himself
Inside Angkor Thom: The Terrace of the Leper King sporting some rather elaborate reliefs
Inside Angkor Thom: A couple of towers of the twelve Prasats Suor Prat, stone and laterite towers whose exact function is not known
Inside Angkor Thom: A Jayavarman face over the quieter north entrance to Angkor Thom
Approaching Angkor Thom: The walled city of Angkor Thom is usually entered through the southern gate, a classic photo op
Ta Som: The eastern gopura (entrance) of the twelfth-century Ta Som


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