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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Taken early one cloudy morning at 7:30am. The panorama was stitched from 3 photos using Canon's Photostitch software.


Angkor Wat (Dsc02829)

Angkor Wat (Dsc02829)

Detail from internal quadrangle.


Banteay Srey (Dsc03027)

Banteay Srey (Dsc03027)

Detail from main entrance. The site is unusual in that it is dedicated to women and made of red sandstone.


Bayon, Angkor Thom (Dsc02916)

Bayon, Angkor Thom (Dsc02916)

Detail from pillar showing Indian influence.


Bayon, Angkor Thom (Dsc02922)

Bayon, Angkor Thom (Dsc02922)

Detail from frieze showing Khmer soldiers and Khmer general. Note the long earlobes that distinguish Khmer from the other peoples.


Bayon, Angkor Thom (Dsc02929)

Bayon, Angkor Thom (Dsc02929)


Beng Melea (Dsc03041)

Beng Melea (Dsc03041)


Beng Melea (Dsc03132)

Beng Melea (Dsc03132)

Beng Melea, the charmingly unrestored ruins, is not yet open to the public but you can gain entrance by paying between US$5 to 10 per person, depending on group size. It's a 1.5 to 2 hour ride from Siem Reap on mud roads.


Ta Phrom (Dsc02960)

Ta Phrom (Dsc02960)

I think this is the main entrance as portayed in "Tomb Raider".


Ta Phrom (Dsc02979)

Ta Phrom (Dsc02979)

Ta Phrom is one of the filming locations for "Tomb Raider ".