angkor region

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Temples of Siem Reap

The Khmer Empire, which is situated in Cambodia, undoubtedly built the world’s most important archaeological sites. Today, in the region of Angkor, which is now called Siem Reap, lies the largest monument in the world, the Angkor Wat. But surrounding it is hundreds of temples. Here are some of my snaps during our temple hopping in Siem Reap Cambodia.

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Ta Prohm. The strange beauty of the strangler fig and silk-cotton trees intertwined in the complex stonework of this sprawling temple offer a stunning display of humanity left to the elements. Famously untouched by archaeologists until recently, the embrace of the towering jungle and the hauntingly impassible entrances and corridors of the temple are among the most well known of the Angkor region. Pop culture fans will likely recognize the setting as that of Laura Croft’s Tomb Raider.