Angkor Wat In Pictures: Day One

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s a novel on some of Angkor Wat’s numerous temples—Angkor Wat itself, Phnom Bok, Banteay Samre, East Mebon, Pre Rup and Banteay Kdei to whet your appetite.

If you’d rather not sift through a few hundred pictures, be sure to check out my previous posts covering my first day at the park. [Part 1] [Part 2]

Angkor Wat

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The most famous temple of the bunch. This is where a million people gather at sunset every day to photograph the structure’s reflection in a pond.

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Phnom Bok

Frangipani trees smothering the remains of Phnom Bok

One of 3 mountain temples in the area; also substitutes as a jungle gym for local children.

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Banteay Samre

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Relatively remote and quiet, tucked away from the main loop at Angkor Wat.

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East Mebon

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One of Angkor’s ancient island temples—except all the water has dried up.

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Pre Rup

Rainy season, now with 57% more flora and 32% more fauna.

Mainly famous for its cistern, not to be confused with a planter during the wet season.

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Banteay Kdei

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Not nearly as popular as it should be. It has a little bit of everything, from Bayon-style stone heads to Ta Prohm-style vegetation.

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