Traditional amok, the Cambodian national dish, at a restaurant called Amok in the alley in Siem Reap. The amok (essentially, steamed curry) was served over chicken, beef, fish, pork, and shrimp with rice.
Tourists with matching white umbrellas walking to Angkor Wat at sunrise.
Tourists with matching umbrellas stream into Angkor Wat at sunrise.
A colorful rock along the walkway to Angkor Wat.
Sunrise over the silhouette of Angkor Wat.
A more colorful umbrella at Angkor Wat.
A crowd of tourists watching sunrise over Angkor Wat, presumably trying to catch a reflection in the pond.
At least the rain left a nice rainbow to go along with the disgusting humidity.
Some of the reliefs carved into the walls of Angkor Wat.
A man starts his day just after sunrise by sweeping inside Angkor Wat.
Text carved into a column at Angkor Wat.
More beautiful carvings of Hindu gods.
A view up to the high point inside Angkor Wat, the central sanctuary. It was closed for restoration, so we could not go up the stairs.
Looking out from the central part of Angkor Wat toward one of the libraries at the front of the complex.
Some of the incredible bas-reliefs carved into the outer walls of Angkor Wat. These bas-reliefs depict Indian epics, history of war during the Angkor period, or sacred books. The carvings cover nearly 13,000 square feet (1,200 square meters) of sandstone.
A head-on view of one section of bas-relief. The polished appearance is due to either many, many hands touching the stone, or to lacquer being applied.
A view from the outer wall of Angkor Wat down the walkway, toward the entry tower. You can still see a slight rainbow left behind from the morning rain.
A path leading from the side of Angkor Wat into the woods.
Demons holding the body of a naga flank the right side of the causeway leading to the south gate of Angkor Thom.
A close-up of a demon on the causeway outside the south gate to Angkor Thom.
A view of the entrance to Bayon, at the center of the city of Angkor Thom. This temple was built around 1200AD and has over 200 large faces on 54 towers.
One of the towers showing two faces at Bayon. The faces are said to be that of King Jayavarman VII.
A view from down below the main level of Bayon, looking back up to one of the towers.
A close-up of one of the faces of Bayon.
A view of the Bayon temple - you can see a few people in the shot for a sense of scale.
A reflection of Bayon.
A view from a central pavilion leading down a raised walkway to Baphuon.
A doorway in what was once a wall surrounding Baphuon, from around 1060AD.
Carvings in a doorway at Chau Say Tevoda, from the early 12th century. The temple was restored by a team from China, so some of the structure is patched with concrete.
Regretfully, I didn't get much information on this site. I understand that it used to be a bridge, over what is presumably a now dry river. The interesting piece of it is the trees that have grown on top of the man-made rock bridge.
A wide view of Ta Keo - an unfinished temple from around 1000AD. The two theories as to why it was never completed are that the king died, or that the temple was struck by lightning (a bad omen).
The stairs up to the top of Ta Keo. The photo is deceptive, because the steps were very narrow, and very steep (or maybe it was just the heat...)!
Some rubble outside one of the walls at Ta Prohm.
This is supposed to be a carving of a dinosaur on one of the walls at Ta Prohm. The coloration of this section was quite a bit lighter than the surrounding sections, so it very well may have been a fake. \
What makes Ta Prohm so famous (aside from being a location for the filming of Tomb Raider) is that the jungle still holds control over much of the temple. This tree is an example of how the jungle has never really been cleared from the site like most of the other temples. Presumably, this is how the original explorers must have found the temple when they discovered it.
More cool trees at Ta Prohm.
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