Temples of Angkor

Roughly six kilometers north of Siem Reap are the majestic temples of Angkor. Angkor Thom city was the last capital of the Khmer Empire and the complex, spread over nine square kilometers, houses some of the best temples in Cambodia. We got a chance to whirlwind the Wats (or temples) on a still, scorchingly sunny day.

We visited more than half a dozen temples in one day, but here is a photo-essay of three of my favorites.

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is not only the big brother of all the temples in this complex, but also the largest monument built by the Khmers.

The four corridors of Angor Wat are covered in mythical carvings from wall to wall. The sculptures start with the stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata and move on to the evolution of religion into Buddhism.

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