Angkor Temples Proofsheet

A Photo Gallery By Heather Farish

The World Heritage-listed Angkor Archeological Park around Siem Reap in Cambodia, contains many historic temples with both Hind and Buddhist influences in their design and decoration. Angkor Wat is the best known of these but there are others that are at least, if not more spectaular.

Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom
Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom
Terrace of the Leper King at Angkor Thom
Terrace of the Leper King at Angkor Thom
Angkor Wat temple through statue
Angkor Wat temple through statue
Ta Prohm - the Jungle Temple
Ta Prohm - the Jungle Temple
Banteay Kdei temple detail near Siem Reap
Banteay Kdei temple detail near Siem Reap
Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom
Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Banteay Srey temple north of Siem Reap
Banteay Srey temple north of Siem Reap
The ruins of Preah Khan
The ruins of Preah Khan
Terrace of the Leper King at Angkor Thom
Terrace of the Leper King at Angkor Thom
Ta Prohm - the Jungle Temple
Ta Prohm - the Jungle Temple
The ruins of Preah Khan
The ruins of Preah Khan


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Caption List:

Photo 1. Bayon Temple is the centrepiece of the vast, sprawling Angkor Thom complex. Bayon is constructed of thousands of blocks of rock into which figures have been carved including 171 large heads.

Photo 2. Terrace of the Leper King at Angkor Thom. The Terrace of the Leper King is believed to have once been a cremation site.

Photo 3. Angkor Wat is the best known of the many ancient temples around Siem Reap in Cambodia. Here a tower of Angkor Wat is seen through a statue near the entrance to the complex.

Photo 4. The temple complex of Ta Prohm is also known as the Jungle Temple as here the decaying ruins and falling blocks and stood over by towering trees whose roots ramble over the walls and roofs.

Photo 5. Banteay Kdei is a large temple complex that is falling down but still has many carvings that are in good condition.

Photo 6. Angkor Thom was the royal city and the last capital of the Angkorian empire with Bayon Temple at its centre. In most cases, the four faces on each Bayon Temple tower face in the four cardinal directions.

Photo 7. Built in the 12th century and surrounded by a moat, the well-preserved temple at the centre of Angkor Wat with its 5 lotus-like towers has contributed to the UNESCO World Heritage site listing of the temple complexes of the area.

Photo 8. Banteay Srey is 38 km north of Siem Reap, north of the main temple complexes. Although small, its attractive pink sandstone is covered with intricate carvings that are excellent examples of classical Khmer art.

Photo 9. Amongst the ruins of Preah Khan, part of the Angkor Archeological Park, trees with their roots meander across walls and through windows.

Photo 10. Terrace of the Leper King at Angkor Thom.

Photo 11. Ta Prohm is also known as the Jungle Temple as here the decaying ruins and falling blocks and stood over by towering trees whose roots ramble over the walls and roofs.

Photo 12. Lichen tint the rock walls pink and green in the ruins of Preah Khan. Early in the morning it is eerily silent - like stepping into a world long gone.