Travel Blogs from Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wat

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

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... photos avec une bonne lumiere et les reflets sur le devant. Des milliers de touristes japonais, chinois, indiens se pressent a Angkor Wat maintenant, surement pour voir le sunset. Il est donc temps pour moi de partir, le ciel etant ...

Cambodia: Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Cambodia: Angkor Wat

A travel blog entry by edsanoz

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... that interested you should have a chat with her, she also has a BRILLIANT BOOK WITH LOTS OF PICTURES AND STORIES EXPLAINING ANGKOR WAT IN DETAIL which I'm sure she is currently reading and thoroughly enjoying. Anyway I hope ye enjoy the ...

Shit, Crap, Diahrea, Siem Riep, Cambodia travel blog

Shit, Crap, Diahrea

A travel blog entry by ryanmcalpin

... stuff like that that somebody interested in SE ASian architecture would love. Not to mention of course the world famous Angkor Wat temple complex which is the world's largest religious structure system created during the great Khmer empire. Anyway, ...

Angkor, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor

A travel blog entry by danielfernandez

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... -tuk driver takes us around the temples of Angkor. After my photo was taken to be put on my pass, I walked into darkness towards Angkor Wat not knowing what beauty lied before me. Sunrise over Angkor Wat, mirroring itself in the pond, it's a surreal site. ...

Cambodia, Siem Riep, Cambodia travel blog

Cambodia

A travel blog entry by sandra

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... in the fields. Despite this the people are amazing and welcoming. My temple guide asks me to tell all my friends about Cambodia and urge them to visit. They need the tourist dollars. Next stop Phomn Pehn. Once descibed as the "Prettist of French ...

Angkor wat, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor wat

A travel blog entry by benmsarahn

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... responsible for keeping it up as pulling it slowly down. India are funding it's restoration (Germany gave a large sum towards Angkor Wat) but inside the enclosed courtyards and alongside narrow corridors are still great piles of tumbled sandstone. It is ...

What is Angkor Wat?, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

What is Angkor Wat?

A travel blog entry by erikunterwegs

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... den Blog ausgewählt. Und derjenige, der mehr sehen möchte, sollte mal bei mir vorbeikommen - Ein schönes (manche behaupten es wäre kitschig) Ölgemälde mit Angkor Wat im Sonnenaufgang wird bald mein Wohnzimmer ...

Leave No Stone Uncarved, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Leave No Stone Uncarved

A travel blog entry by minerguy

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... and thoroughly enjoying it.  I got in Friday night without know much of anything about the place so I bought a Cambodia guide book and an Angkor Wat one and spent most of Saturday doing research.  I decided to get a three day pass to Angkor ...

Angkor Temples, Angkor, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Temples

A travel blog entry by worldtaste

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Under construction I did not sort: I put all the pictures like ...

Day 2 of the Angkor Temples, Siam Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Day 2 of the Angkor Temples

A travel blog entry by christianbjork

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... This time, I went East at Angkor, and entered at the Eastern gate.  I went in for the 2nd time to Angkor Wat (having briefly entered via the Western gate yesterday) and took my time walking around.  The most impressive sections for me ...

Movin' On, Siem Riep, Cambodia travel blog

Movin' On

A travel blog entry by ryanmcalpin

... by bus today because they 'forgot' to give it back to me when we checked out. Great. So, sunset at the famous Angkor Wat temple tonight. Hopefully a full day of jungle temple ruin exploration tomorrow and then a shit-bag ride over what are condsidered ...

Another Overgrown Temple, Beng Meala, Cambodia travel blog

Another Overgrown Temple

A travel blog entry by minerguy

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... was going to end up where I wanted and not get stranded.  The temple, Beng Mealea, has the same outer dimensions as of Angkor Wat and was built shortly after that one, but was never anywhere near as built up or ornate.  There was a wooden ...

Happy New Year from Cambodia!, Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Cambodia travel blog

Happy New Year from Cambodia!

A travel blog entry by nadineandduncan

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... were on an organised tour they had a bus to ferry the group between the various sites, complete with a local guide called Sambath. Angkor Wat is the most famous temple (except from  the one which the Lara Croft movie was based in and around perhaps) ...

Angkor Wat - How did they bloody loose this place?, Angkor Wat  - Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wat - How did they bloody loose this place?

A travel blog entry by cornishozzy

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... sun set. The first temple I visited was (Bayon) which was incredible but the other ones surrounding it were less impressive. When I got to Angkor Wat it was promising to be a great sunset and so I headed to the top of the temple to get a good view. ...

East Mebon, East Mebon, Cambodia travel blog

East Mebon

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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... years better than many other structures at Angkor. "Could any conception be lovelier, a vast expanse of sky-tinted water as wetting for a perfectly ordered temple" (Helen Churchill Candee, Angkor: The Magnificent, The Wonder City of Ancient ...

Ta Prohm, Ta Prohm, Cambodia travel blog

Ta Prohm

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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This site is featured in 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.  It was built in 1186 during the reign of Jayavarman II.  I did not come to see it so much for the history as to see the shifting battle with Nature that has taken place here over ...

Spean Thma, Spean Thma, Cambodia travel blog

Spean Thma

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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I included this site in my itinerary because it was once a bridge and... I love bridges.  The piers are huge and the spans tiny because they are corbelled.  The builders probably did not consult any hydrologists to determine how this might ...

Prasat Kravan, Prasat Kravan, Cambodia travel blog

Prasat Kravan

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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... .  After that, it began to decline but was still powerful in the region until the fifteenth century.  Angkor was the centre of the Empire's power.  The ancient Khmers were Hindu but eventually converted to Buddhism.  This ...

Angkor Wat - Sunset, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wat - Sunset

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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This is it.  The main attraction.  Built in the first half of the twelfth century during the reign of Suryavarman II, this is the mainstay of the Cambodian tourism industry and is featured on the country's flag.  The 1024-by-802-metre ...

Sunrise Over Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Sunrise Over Angkor Wat

A travel blog entry by bat1chief.cj

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... front of me. Safely sitting on our perch on the stairs of a temple, we could take in the experience of watching the sunrise over Angkor Wat.  Our horizon was the 3 tiered pyramid like columns of one of the wonders of the ancient world.  Its 5 ...

The Citadel for women, Banteay Srei, Cambodia travel blog

The Citadel for women

A travel blog entry by shilts

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The Tuk Tuk took over an hour to get to this fantastic temple. the sculptures were just amazingly ornate. My favourite temple by ...

Steine, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Steine

A travel blog entry by kahuamweh

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... den man aus vielen Filmen kennt (Tomb Raider oder Indiana Jones), mit Baeumen ueberwachsen, riesige Wurzeln auf den Steinmauern. Unsere Tour endete wieder vor Angkor Wat. Ein schoenes Sonnenuntergangfoto wurde uns von den Wolken leider nicht ...

Bayon, Bayon, Cambodia travel blog

Bayon

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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This 800-year-old structure is one of the most famous monuments at Angkor.  The approximately 200 large faces staring down from its towers are said to resemble its patron Jayavarman VII's face.  Although it was crowded with tourists, I ...

Phnom Bakeng, Phnom Bakeng, Cambodia travel blog

Phnom Bakeng

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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... sometimes called First Angkor.  I watched my final Angkor sunset here. --------- My three-day exploration of the sights of Angkor was finished and I was exhaused.  Getting up around 5:30 each day and climbing ruins a la Indiana Jones had ...

Baksei Chamkrong, Baksei Chamkrong, Cambodia travel blog

Baksei Chamkrong

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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Construction on this Hindu shrine started during the reign of Harshavarman I and was completed during the reign of Rajendravarman II from 944 to 968.  The proportions and size of this monument make it quite striking and attractive.  I was alone ...

Banteay Kdei, Banteay Kdei, Cambodia travel blog

Banteay Kdei

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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This temple has been continuously occupied by monks since its construction during the reign of Jayavarman VII around 1200.  The only interruption in this occupancy was during the 1960's when it was reportedly inhabited by a group of dangerous wild ...

Chapel of the Hospital, Chapel of the Hospital, Cambodia travel blog

Chapel of the Hospital

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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I was alone walking up to this small structure in a serene setting and got to enjoy a few oranges while sitting in the play of light and shadow that surrounded it.  It was built as a chapel in one of the 102 hospitals constructed during the reign of ...

Baphuon, Baphuon, Cambodia travel blog

Baphuon

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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This monstrous building was the site of two distinct construction regimes.  It was initially constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva in 1060 by Udayadityavarman II.  Around 1500, parts of it were deconstructed and the stones ...

Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Thom

A travel blog entry by darrenstravels

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... empire.  9km square, it is estimated to have had a population of 80,000. Today it is another stop on the normal tour of Angkor Wat.  A few km up the road from AW, the city walls loom into place, with large stone faces bearing down on you, while ...

Siem Reap, Cambodia, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Siem Reap, Cambodia

A travel blog entry by edandlaura

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... , Cambodia Our first destination in Cambodia was Siem Reap to visit one of the biggest and oldest religious complexes in the world: Angkor Wat. It's over 1,000 years old and also featured in the movie Lara Croft Tomb Raider. Funnily enough Angelina Jolie ...

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