Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Angkor Thom

Photo by Patrick Jones. Bayon temple at Angkor Thom.
Photo by Patrick Jones. South gate at Angkor Thom.
After visiting Angkor Wat, I continued on to the historic Khmer capital of Angkor Thom. This site is even larger than the temple at Angkor Wat. The center of Angkor Thom contains the iconic Bayon temple, with its huge faces carved in stone.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia. 23 Apr 2016.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Bayon, Angkor Thom.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Bayon, Angkor Thom. 23 Apr 2016.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Buddha at Bayon temple.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Intricate carvings at Bayon.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Dancing figures.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Baphuon Temple.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Baphuon Temple at Angkor Thom.
Photo by Patrick Jones. View from top of Baphuon.
Photo by Patrick Jones. View from top of Baphuon.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Back at the bottom of Baphuon Temple.
Baphuon temple was built in the 11th century. Renovations were only recently completed in 2011. By the time I finished climbing to the top & back to the bottom, the heat of the day was really starting to get to me. I took in one more site at Angkor, to see the Ta Prohm ruins featured in the film Tomb Raider, before ending my day at the park. I also visited the Angkor National Museum after lunch. A few more photos to follow.

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