Siem Reap, Cambodia

Located just outside Siem Reap, Cambodia is one of the most fascinating areas on earth. Angkor means “Capital City or “Holy City”. Khmer is the main ethnic group in Cambodia, and the empire that ruled from the 9th to 12 centuries AD. These temples represent the best of ancient Khmer architecture and civilization.

It is possible to fly into Siem Reap but we took a five hour van ride from Phnom Penh. This ride was pretty wild, it consist of scooters, animals, and local peasants all on the same, small, unmarked two lane road. Our driver was excellent though, he didn’t take too many chances.

The temples themselves are spread out over several miles so we spent our time at just a couple of them. During the time of ancient Khmer, kings constructed vast aqueducts, huge temples, and used their military to control modern Cambodia, as well as present neighboring countries, Vietnam, and Laos.

Although the temperature was 38 Celsius, and very humid, I was able to get some of the shots that I wanted.

3 responses to “Siem Reap, Cambodia

  1. Love your photos. When did you visit?? It looks like you missed the crowds (or maybe you have just mastered the art of cropping them out) Did you visit Banteay Srey? I think it turned to be my favorite!

  2. Wonderful shots – makes me want to return….

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