April 30, 2015

Angkor temples, Siem Reap, Cambodia

What Lonely Planet said: Welcome to heaven on earth. Angkor is the earthly representation of Mt Meru, the Mt Olympus of the Hindu faith and the abode of ancient gods. The temples are the perfect fusion of creative ambition and spiritual devotion. The Cambodian ‘god-kings’ of old each strove to better their ancestors in size, scale and symmetry, culminating in the world’s largest religious building, Angkor Wat.

I was there: August 28, 2011

Camera used: Canon EOS 40D

Statues lining the entrance to the ancient city of Angkor

Lot's of tourists at Bayon Temple

Bayon temple is well-known for many smiling faces 

Me at an entrance to Bayon Temple

A Buddha statue

One of the many temples at Angkor

A Sleeping Buddha

Ruins of a temple

At Angkor's Terrace of Elephants

A temple that looks like a Central American pyramid

What looks like the remains of a city wall

One of many temples at Angkor

Ta Prohm Temple

The temple is known for the giant trees 'embracing' the temples