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Photo Essay: The Temples of Angkor

The inner courtyard of the upper level of Angkor Wat.

Angkor Wat

Looking out at Angkor Wat from the upper level.
One of the corridors on the lower level.
Wall reliefs on the lower level corridors.


Bayon has 37 standing towers, with most sporting 4 carved faces each.
One of the many faces of Bayon.

Ta Prohm

Nature taking back the landscape.
Nature vs temple.
The setting for a well known Hollywood movie.
Tree roots frame a doorway.

Ta Som

Similar in style, like a miniature Ta Prohm.
Devata carvings.
A huge tree grows from the top of the eastern gopura.

Preah Khan

Originally served as a Buddhist monastery.
Fallen rocks block an entrance.

Banteay Kdei

Giving offerings.

Pre Rup

The second temple built after the Khmer capital was returned to Angkor.

Terrace of The Elephants

Elephants frame the 300m-long terrace.

Terrace of the Leper King

Intricately carved nagas, demons, and other mythological beings.
A close up of the carvings.

The Roluos Group: Preah Ko

One of the first major temples of the Khmer Empire.
Checking out the ruins.


Be sure to check back everyday this week for more on the Temples of Angkor, including a video, and a list of tips for when you visit Angkor.

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