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