The Temples Of Angkor Wat

 

My raison d’être, like that of so many other people, for traveling to Siem Reap in Cambodia, was to visit the complex of temples at Angkor Wat; built in the early 12th century, originally as a Hindu temple for the god Vishnu, it was later converted to Buddhist and became the epicenter of the Khmer Empire; it is, I believe, the largest religious monument in the world, and having walked for many kilometers around 4 of the main temples, I can certify that it is vast…………..built entirely of stone, it may lack to some eyes, the colourful aesthetic of some of the temples in Thailand, for example, but its size and state of preservation for its age are mightily impressive.

 

I will exercise restraint with the number of photos that I post, primarily because there are only so many Temple shots that anyone wants to see, but also because photographs don’t seem to get near capturing the sense that you feel when there………..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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