Cambodia photos

…of my (very) recent trip. Enjoy!

Angor Wat

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That’s Angor Wat in the background ūüôā

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Inside Angor Wat.

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These steps to the tower were even steeper then they look! People were going down them backwards like they were on a ladder.

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View from the tower; check out that surrounding jungle!

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Most of the staircases at Angor Wat were off limits, including this one.

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Detail on one of the interior walls. So hard to imagine all this work being done by hand…

Ta Prohm Temple

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This is my favorite image, and probably my favorite temple we visited. I LOVED the energy here.

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Inside the walls.

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There is renovation work happening on this temple;¬†it is¬†so beautiful as¬†it is, that it’s hard for me to imagine it without the rubble.

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Of the temples we visited, this one was the most overgrown with trees. Bad for the structure, oh-so-striking to see, though.

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Another favorite image…

Preah Khan

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Another gorgeous¬†temple, and far fewer (other) tourists. Our tuk tuk driver told us the tour buses don’t usually go to this particular site.

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Vibrantly colored offerings. The entire Angor complex are all active Buddhist temples, and it is requested that visitors behave and dress accordingly.

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My boo caught me resting after checking out the rockin’ foo dog statues. It was winter in Cambodia, but still quite hot in the sun in the afternoon.

Bayon Temple

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Classic Buddha shot. I couldn’t resist ūüėČ

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At Bayon, the upper level of the structure is filled with these towers, all carved with Buddha faces.

Banteay Srey

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This is a temple structure in miniature, comparatively. It is smaller in size then the others in Angor, and has handled the passing years more gracefully.

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The carvings on the buildings were far less eroded then in the other temples.

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This was a sweet gazebo on the grounds of the temple.

It was a treat to experience the energy of all the temples we toured. According to me, they were all very different, and yet pleasing in their own way.

If you’re interested in a visual on location of the temples, here’s a link to the map we used.

The entire trip was wonderful. We loved our temple hikes, ate well, explored Siem Reap (the bustling town nearest Angor) and stayed in a fancy-pants hotel. Cambodians are gracious, and very kind to the visitors of their country.

Thanks for checking out our pics ūüôā¬†Big hugs!

Maria sig

2017-05-20T18:17:22-04:00

2 Comments

  1. Diane Dill January 26, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Breathtaking photos! Thank you for sharing them. As amazing as the pics are I can barely imagine what it must have been like in real time!

    • Maria Moraca January 26, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Breathtaking is a good word! Also a little surreal, after so many years of seeing photos, to actually be there!

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