I’ve visited Angkor Wat 8 times over the years. And it never ceases to amaze me. And dating back to the 12th century, I’m not the only one. Making it one of my favorite places in the world to photograph. Only Istanbul and Rome can rival it. On this most recent trip, I decided to capture images which relay the scale of the complex, as well as the scope of its archaeological offerings. Siem Reap is going to be your staging point. While the city itself doesn’t have too much to offer in the way of anything special, it offers excellent access to Angkor Wat. From excellent hotels to tour offerings, your visit will be nothing short of spectacular.

Angkor Wat is an archaeological gold mine and should be on everyone’s bucket list. Well preserved and open for exploration. Of course you get your idiot tourist climbing on the temples, but for the most part, people are well behaved. I love the stone face carvings. Amazing detail. And remember, 95% of Cambodia is Buddhist. Angkor Wat was built as a Hindu temple to Vishnu. It’s still the largest religious monument in the world. Check out my favorite images from this most recent trip. Which one is your favorite? 

 

Young Buddhist Monks with Phone at Angkor Wat Cambodia

Young Buddhist Monks with Phone at Angkor Wat Cambodia

Wet Coconuts and Knife at Angkor Wat

Wet Coconuts and Knife at Angkor Wat

Trees at Ta Prohm Angkor Thom Angkor Wat Cambodia

Trees at Ta Prohm Angkor Thom Angkor Wat Cambodia

The South Gate, Angkor Thom Entrance Heads

The South Gate, Angkor Thom Entrance Heads

Carvings at the Terrace of the Leper King Angkor Thom Cambodia

Carvings at the Terrace of the Leper King Angkor Thom Cambodia

Ta Prohm Face in Tree Angkor Wat Cambodia

Ta Prohm Face in Tree Angkor Wat Cambodia

Side View of Baphuon Temple at Angkor Wat Cambodia

Side View of Baphuon Temple at Angkor Wat Cambodia

Monk Statue at Bayon Temple Angkor Thom Cambodia

Monk Statue at Bayon Temple Angkor Thom Cambodia

Incense Burning Prayer at Angkor Wat Cambodia

Incense Burning Prayer at Angkor Wat Cambodia

Females Sculptures at Angkor Wat Cambodia

Females Sculptures at Angkor Wat Cambodia

Faces at Bayon in Angkor Thom Angkor Wat Cambodia

Faces at Bayon in Angkor Thom Angkor Wat Cambodia

 

Entrance to Baphuon from Above Cambodia Angkor Wat

Entrance to Baphuon from Above Cambodia Angkor Wat

Child running to Baphuon Temple Angkor Wat

Child running to Baphuon Temple Angkor Wat

Cambodian Children Playing at Angkor Wat

Cambodian Children Playing at Angkor Wat

Buddhist Monks Blessing at Angkor Wat Entrance Cambodia

Buddhist Monks Blessing at Angkor Wat Entrance Cambodia

 

Bayon Heads Leading to Angkor Thom South Entrance Bridge Cambodia

Bayon Heads Leading to Angkor Thom Soutn Entrance Bridge Cambodia

Bayon Faces at Angkor Thom Cambodia

Bayon Faces at Angkor Thom Cambodia

Angkor Thom Full View Angkor Wat Cambodia

Angkor Thom Full View Angkor Wat Cambodia

Spung Tree growing from Temple Ta Prohm Cambodia

Spung Tree growing from Temple Ta Prohm Cambodia

 

Check out the High-Resolution version of these pictures and a few more here: Minority Nomad Travel Photography Gallery 

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