Angkor Wat Temples

Angkor Wat has been on the (bucket) list for a while, and a conference in Phnom Penh provided the opportunity. You can go there straight (and not via Phnom Penh), as the nearby airport is an international one- Siem Reap. The temples are a great place to wander around for a couple of days (with a tuk-tuk to drive you from one temple to another)...a bit like the Hampi-Vijaynagar complex in size. The temples are in worse shape than Hampi, but some are being restored with help from Germany, India and France. Anyway, here are some pics-

 Shot on the go, from tuk-tuk.
The moat around the main temple.
 Three on the rock, and two in front.
 These are Apsaras (celestial nymphs). There is a German project to restore all the Apsaras (!)
 Our tuk-tuk, a contraption with a bike pulling a cart.
 A long shot!
 Walls full of Ramayana and Mahabharata.
 Bayon temple..against a blue, blue, sky.
 Interesting point of entry.
 This one has entangled roots of large trees. Angelina Jolie's Tomb Raider was shot around here.
Closer look at the faces.

Comments

anusha m said…
Brings back memories from my visit last year. Hope you had a chance to view the temple during sunrise and taste the local cuisine.
Rajendra said…
I remember your pics, Anusha. Yes, tried lots of local cuisine. It was cloudy early morning, so no sunrise views, unfortunately.

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