Angkor Wat In Pictures: Day 2

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It’s hard to capture the grandeur of Angkor Wat in words alone.

That being said, it’s also tough to cram hundreds of pictures into a blog post.

Here I’ve gathered almost all of the pictures I took throughout the park on day 2, from Bayon at dawn to Angkor Wat at sunset.

Follow along with me on a whirlwind tour of the main loop temples, minus the grime, sweat and hoodlum monkeys.

Bayon

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The temple “with all those heads.”

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Around Angkor Thom

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Gates, bridges and minor sites in and around the city of Angkor Thom, which itself contains the temples of Bayon, Baphuon and many others.

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Terrace of the Leper King

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Leprosy-free since 2012.

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Terrace of the Elephants

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Like real elephants, except you can’t pay $25 to ride one for 5 minutes.

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Tep Pranam

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A small shrine near Preah Palilay.

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Preah Palilay

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A small temple covered in a blanket of grass and trees,

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Phimeanakas

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One of the only remaining structures in the Royal Palace grounds.

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Baphuon

Looking to the east from the top (almost) of Baphuon

Very steep temple near Bayon, featuring a gigantic reclining Buddha motif on its western wall.

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Preah Khan

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Poor-man’s Banteay Srei because of all the carvings, but much more accessible.

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Neak Pean

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Remote temple on a man-made island in an artificial lake, accessible via boardwalk.

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Krol Romeas

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Former holding pen of the royal elephants.

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Ta Keo

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Another steep temple east of Angkor Thom, undergoing heavy renovations.

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Ta Prohm

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The “Tomb Raider temple.”

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Angkor Wat

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The most famous site at Angkor archaeological park—packed at dawn, dusk, and nearly any time in between.

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