Angkor Wat Cambodia

Kampong Thom is located between Phnom Penh.  Most visitors to the kingdom just pass right through, but unknown to many, there are temples that dot the route all the way to Siem Reap.  It also is the home to Sambor Pre Kuk Temple sight.  In any other place in the world this site would be crawling with tourist, it remains in the shadow of Angkor Wat. Missing in this collection is Phnom Santuk, South of Kampong Thom. I am sure that there is a few more needles in the haystack to be seen.

 Sambor Prei Kuk Entrance  

ENTRANCE TO SAMBOR PREI KUK TEMPLE SIGHT NORTH OF KAMPONG THOM

 

Roots overtaking a temple       Relief work on a wall at Sambor

ROOTS THAT PUT THE GROWTH AT TA PHROM IN SIEM REAP TO SHAME   RELIEF WORK IN A WALL AT THE SITE

 

More roots       Hindu Prasat

MORE ROOTS AND A PRASAT AT SAMBOR PREI KUK.  7TH 8TH AND 9TH CENTURY TEMPLES WITH HEAVY VISHNU AND SHIVA DEPICTIONS

 

Temple Kids

KIDS HANGING AROUND THE TEMPLE SITE

 

More roots on a Temple       Hindu Relief

MORE OVERGROWTH AND A RELIEF WORK THAT ALMOST LOOKS MAYAN (OR DID THE MAYA GET IT HERE?)

 

Wat Prasat Kampong Thom Province      Preah Theat at Rokka, Kampong Thom

WAT PRASAT NEAR KAMPONG THMOR JUST 500M OFF THE 6  AND PREAH THEAT AT ROKKA 7K SOUTH OF KAMPONG THOM  

PREAH THEAT IS CAMBODIAS LEANING TOWER

 

School children at Preah Theat

AT PRASAT PREAH THEAT CHILDREN PLAY IN THE SCHOOL YARD

 

 Prasat Andaet       Prasat Svay Eia, Kampong Thom

11K NORTH OF KAMPONG THOM IS PRASAT ANDAET AND ANOTHER 11K NORTH IS SVAY EIA

 

Village near Prasat Bai       Prasat Bai

OPPOSITE SVAY EIA ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE 6 IS PRASAT BAI   THERE USED TO BE 3 TOWERS HERE NOW ONLY ONE REMAINS

 

Walking the Ducks

          WALKING THE DUCKS HOME IN A VILLAGE EAST OF TANGKOK

 

Prasat Kuha Nokor      Prasat Kuha Nokor

PRASAT KUHA NOKOR AN 11TH CENTURY SITE JUST INSIDE THE KAMPONG THOM PROVINCE LINE ABOUT 100K FROM PHNOM PENH

 

Kuha Nokor Girl

CURIOUS ONLOOKER AT KUHA NOKOR

 

Trapeang Preh    Trapeang Preh

TRAPEANG PREH ON THE BORDER OF KRATCHEH AND KAMPONG THOM PROVINCE EAST OF SAMBOR ON THE WAY TO THE MEKONG

 

Trapeang Preh     Trapeang Preh

TRAPEANG PREH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE JUNGLE IS HEAVILY DAMAGED  BOMBING MAPS FROM THE VIETNAM WAR INDICATE IT WAS IN THE THICK OF IT

 

Stoeng Chinit Children

CURIOUS KIDS AT THE STOENG CHINIT RIVER

 

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