Many temples make up the site what is commonly called Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is just one of the temples at the site. Bayon with its relief work and 216 carved faces is reminiscent of any Indiana Jones movie.   A 3 day pass will cost you forty dollars. Siem Reap is served by Daily Flights from Bangkok and Phnom Penh. A five hour scenic trip by boat for twenty five dollars operates daily between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.  Though tourist season in south east asia runs between November and March, the off season May through October is a good time to visit. Many of the moats are filled with water, blue skys and thunderheads and lush surrounding jungles provide the canvas for better photographs (and not to mention less tourist!). Pack a pancho and wait out the rain which during rainy season only comes in no more than 1 hour intervals. The road between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap is complete and takes 6 hours by bus. About an hour out of Siem Reap one can see about 7 ancient bridges.

Sites around Siem Reap Cambodia

Set on a July rainy season country shot of a man and his oxcart. Wat Athvea (At wee ah) one of two temples that face west. Angkor is the other. Located between the Tonle Sap Lake and Siem Reap it's a nice get away from many of the overcrowded tourist sites. Typical roadside stand. My motorbike on the new road. The Dark area on the left, if you can make it out is an ancient bridge. Part of the delay in the road construction was to detour around the old structures until new bridges could be built. Now bus travel only takes five hours and cost under 10 dollars. A curious woman coming out to say hello. Apsara figure at Wat Athvea. Crocodiles at the farm, south of Siem Reap. Buddha Image at Wat Chedai southwest of Siem Reap. Angkor Wat. Ta Keo in the Angkor Park and restored Prasat Kravan also in the Angkor Park.

 

 Angkor Wat  

ANGKOR WAT

 

Bayon Siem Reap

ONE OF THE 216 HEADS CARVED AT BAYON

 

Angkor Buddha

DECORATED BUDDHA IMAGE AT ANGKOR WAT

 

Land mine victim

KHMER GIRL AND LANDMINE VICTIM ON PROMENADE TO ANGKOR WAT

 

Bayon Head

DETAILED RELIEF WORK AT BAYON

 

SrasSrang

STROLLING ALONG THE EDGE OF SRA SRANG MAN MADE POOL

 

elephan terrace

DETAILED RELIEF WORK ALONG THE ELEPHANT TERRACE

 

Elephant terrace

A VIEW OF THE ELEPHANT TERRACE WITH BAYON ABOVE THE TREES IN THE BACKGROUND

 

Ta Phrom

VIEW OF CENTURIES OF OVERGROWTH AT TA PHROM TEMPLE

 

Ta Phrom

ANOTHER VIEW AT TA PHROM.  THE POWER OF NATURE TO RECAPTURE WHAT IS HERS

 

Gate at AngkorThom

VIEW OF ONE OF THE GATES TO ANGKOR THOM

 

Bayon

MULTIPLE HEADS AT BAYON

 

BanteayPrei

BANTEAY PREI NORTH OF PREAH KHAN.     MINOR OUTER TEMPLES ARE LESS TOURISTED

 

BanteaySrei.

BANTEAY SREI      RAIN ALSO KEEPS THE TEMPLES  LESS TOURISTED

 

Bakong

BAKONG IN THE ROLOUS GROUP ABOUT 15k OUT OF TOWN

 

Bakong

BAKONG IN THE ROLOUS GROUP ABOUT 15k OUT OF TOWN

 

Beng Malea

BENG MALEA MARKS THE ENTRANCE TO ROUTE 66 TO PRASAT BAKAN

 

Angkor 1999

ANGKOR WAT 1999     YOU WILL NEVER SEE IT LIKE THIS AGAIN!

 

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