Travel Blogs from Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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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 ...

Chau Say Tevoda, Chau Say Tevoda, Cambodia travel blog

Chau Say Tevoda

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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This complex was built by Suryavarman II around 1100 as a Hindu ...

Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wat

A travel blog entry by darrenstravels

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So, onto the THE attraction in Cambodia - Angkor Wat.  In short, Angkor Wat is a very large temple built in the 12th century.  It is the most important of Cambodian temples, and as such is a very popular place to visit.  In the immediate ...

Angkor Thom, Angkor Thom, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Thom

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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... of Angkor Thom from the East Gate.  The walled city, built around 1200 during the reign of Jayavarman VII, was the capital of ancient Angkor and is about three kilometres square.  This collosal city housed all the sights I would see this ...

Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

A travel blog entry by thewrens

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We signed up for the 3 day post-cruise to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We got off the ship about 11:30 Saturday morning and were bussed to the Bangkok Airport along with about 60 other guests.  Our flight wasn't until 6:20pm so we had a little ...

Epic day, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Epic day

A travel blog entry by kaffo

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... at 5. Still pitch black and a slight chill in air which was welcomed on the tuk tuk. We arrived with hundred of others at Angkor Wat. I followed everyone else to the edge of a lake which I could only imagine at this point looked over to the masterpiece. ...

Srah Srang, Srah Srang, Cambodia travel blog

Srah Srang

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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... 300 metres, overlooked by a lovely terrace.  This romantic spot was the royal bath. "[It] gave the impression that love had come one day and had left there, when he went away, a part of his spirit"  (PJ de Beerski, Angkor: Ruins in ...

Many Steps, Many Temples, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Many Steps, Many Temples

A travel blog entry by aniemi

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... very disturbed and irritated by all of this, but I found it vey interesting. They all appeared well fed and seemed relatively content, at Angkor Wat, some appeared to be working for a stall that was owned by someone else. I don't know if it was a parent ...

Angkor Wat - Sunrise, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wat - Sunrise

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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... and the place becomes remarkably quiet for a few hours, filled only with a few hundred Lonely Planet-toting explorers.  (Yes, Angkor Wat is so big that a few hundred people are easily scattered and isolated.)  The near-kilometre-long gallery of ...

Temple Day 1: Roluos group and Grand Circuit, Preah Ko, Cambodia travel blog

Temple Day 1: Roluos group and Grand Circuit

A travel blog entry by adzandnomes

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Too Many Temples (Even More than Kyoto) AngkorWat, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Too Many Temples (Even More than Kyoto) AngkorWat

A travel blog entry by sponger42

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... the massive roots of giant trees. The trees have collapsed several parts of the temple and are slowly destroying the rest.   Angkor Wat, itself, is a tall temple with four main spires. The temple is inside a wall inside a green area, inside ...

Angkor What?, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor What?

A travel blog entry by dockerills

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... in, walked around, drank, ate, bed..  Temples tomorrow.   So to explain quickly the temples of Angkor are situated around Siem Reap in Cambodia and were built between 802AD and 1431AD (or something like that).  There are too many to see ...

The gods live here, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

The gods live here

A travel blog entry by julieetbill

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... pour nous faire connaitre un chauffeur de tuk tuk qui voudrait beaucoup être embauché pour nous promener les prochains jours à Angkor Wat...Finalement on est arrivé à notre hotel le Tara Angkor Hotel. Reservé par Internet, il y ...

Temples d'Angkor, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Temples d'Angkor

A travel blog entry by 5monthsaround

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... de reconèixer que ens ha encantat. No són com els típics temples que hem visitat fins ara. Valoració: moooolt recomanables! Angkor Vat o Angkor Wat, és el temple hindú més gran i també el monument religiós més gran del món. Angkor Thom, amb els ...

Ak Yum, Ak Yum, Cambodia travel blog

Ak Yum

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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This ruinous site, built sometime between 600 and 800 C.E., is the oldest structure of Angkor.  I visited it mainly for a historical perspective on the development of Angkor ...

West Baray and West Mebon, West Baray and West Mebon, Cambodia travel blog

West Baray and West Mebon

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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I took a temple-climbing break this afternoon and hired a boat from the shore of the West Baray, the sixteen-square-kilometre (manmade) lake surrounding the West Mebon.  The boat hire cost too much as I was its only passenger.  When I arrived ...

Terrace of the Leper King, Terrace of the Leper King, Cambodia travel blog

Terrace of the Leper King

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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This raised platform was named after the seated statue on its surface.  The Terrace was built during the reign of Jayavarman VII, but the statue was built about 200 years later in the fifteenth century.  The statue is said to represent the ...

13°24′N, 103°52′E, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

13°24′N, 103°52′E

A travel blog entry by hamelandnisa

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... .)  Angkor: - 1) Ta Nei - 2) Ta Prohm. Sunset at the hilltop temple of Phnom Krom.  Day 2:  Sunrise at Angkor Wat  Angkor Thom.  -The South Gate -The East Gate. Angkor Thom's temples: -1) The Terrace of the Leper King -2) To ...

Inside Angkor Wat, the temple of all temples!, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Inside Angkor Wat, the temple of all temples!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... had more pictures taken!   :-)         It was 4:00pm when we finished visiting Angkor Wat.   Many of us were drenched from the heat while others, simply exhausted including me.    For ...

Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wat

A travel blog entry by chris-barbara

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... Wat - 7th July The next morning we took our Tuk-Tuk to the most breathtaking of all the temples in Cambodia, perhaps the world - Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat means "Temple that is a city", not surprising, as it is the largest religious structure in the ...

Temples Day 3: Angkor Thom and Small Circuit, Angkor Thom, Cambodia travel blog

Temples Day 3: Angkor Thom and Small Circuit

A travel blog entry by adzandnomes

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Temples Day 4: Adz's birthday & Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Temples Day 4: Adz's birthday & Angkor Wat

A travel blog entry by adzandnomes

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The Temples of Angkor, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

The Temples of Angkor

A travel blog entry by danandkatherine

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... . It was a real wow moment as we walked towards it surveying what is the the worlds largest religious building. Angkor Wat is on the cover of our Cambodia lonely planet and it looks even more spectacular in person! The temples at Angkor have a really ...

Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Elephants, Cambodia travel blog

Terrace of the Elephants

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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Another monument built by Jayavarman VII, this 300-metre-long elevated platform has many impressive (and comical to me) scenes involving elephants carved along its ...

Thommanon, Thommanon, Cambodia travel blog

Thommanon

A travel blog entry by jef_smi

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Thommanon was built around the same time as Chau Say Tevoda and is almost its twin.  The two lie just across the modern road from one ...

Angkor Wat - The Long Route, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wat - The Long Route

A travel blog entry by darrenstravels

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... area.  Group tours dont dare stop to eat at a stall - they go back to hotels.  Most other people dont make it past Angkor Wat itself.  She said if she made $5 a day, then that was good" * "It's really cut throat business - everyone will ...

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