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Another Flashback Post - February, 2013 Angkor Wat, Cambodia
This flashback posting shows images and impressions from my first trip to Angkor Wot ruins.
After leaving Angkor Wat, my guide and I headed north to another temple complex, this one even larger. Called Angkor Thom it contains the ruin of Bayon
Like Angkor Wat this complex is surrounded by a huge rectangular moat measuring eight miles in circumference. As we approached the gate, I had the driver stop and let me take a photo.
The bridge over the moat contains 54 statues with the ones on the right representing good and those on the left evil
Detail of some of these statues
The moat towards the setting sun
And looking to the east
Close-up of the entrance gate
The central complex is not as restored as Angkor Wat and in many ways makes it more interesting
More fantastic sandstone carvings
Detail of an elephant carving
The wheel was known to these people
Can you see the buddha faces carved in the temple heights?
Perhaps you can now
I wish there was time to write more about this great place but you'll have to read it here
Profile of one of the numerous Buddha faces that appear on each of the great towers
Close-up of a Buddha face
Stone faces and jungle
Smiling face captured in stone
It was very hot and humid. My shirt was drenched in sweat.
The road back to Siem Reap town