The biggest, most famous and best preserved of the temples of Angkor, built in the 12th century. Some say it's the largest religious structure in the world. It was likely built both as a temple to Vishnu and as a mausoleum for Suryavarman II (1112-52).
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On the causeway across the moat (no...
Part of the outer wall from the causeway
Approaching the outer gateway
The lintel of the outer gateway
Sunset from the top of the temple
Another view from the top of the temple at dusk
A monk relaxes with a good read
Coming down the steps from the top level (the monks...
Monks on those same top steps
Still at the top in the dusk
From the top level, looking down one level
Buddhist shrine in one of the upper spaces
Near-silhouette of the temple with sugar palms (the...
Sunset from the inner causeway
Sunset from the outer causeway
Sunset reflected in the moat
A garuda (half man, half bird) on...
Approaching the 'rear entrance'
The rear of the temple (unusually, the east) with...