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Highlights of John’s travel experiences to various destinations around the world.

Banteay Kdei at Angkor in Cambodia

Banteay Kdei – a photographic tour of the Angkor temple

Banteay Kdei, built in the late 12th to early 13th century, is another of my favorite Angkor temples. I love to walk through the temple in the early morning as the sunlight filters through the roof-less corridors. If I were still a kid, I would love to play hide-and-seek in...

Baphuon at Angkor Thom in Cambodia

Angkor Thom – a photographic tour of this ancient Khmer city

Angkor Thom was built as the capital of Jayavarman VII’s empire in the 12th century. It’s name means “great city”. Some of the monuments inside Angkor Thom were built in earlier eras. Bayon is the centerpiece; however, there are a number of other fascinating and photographic temples within the ancient city....

Ta Prohm at Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Ta Prohm (at Angkor) – a photographic tour of the jungle temple

Ta Prohm, built in the 12th century as a Buddhist temple under Jayavarman VII, is one of my other favorites at Angkor Wat. I never tire of visiting and walking through this ancient museum. Clearly, the buildings that are entwined with the large sponge trees are the highlight. I love...

Bayon at Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Bayon (at Angkor) – a photographic tour of the stone faces

Bayon is one of my favorite temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park. The more than 200 stone faces provides a number of different photographic opportunities – pose nose to nose with a stone face or with your facial silhouette within the stone’s silhouette or just one stone face in front...

Angkor Wat shortly before sunset, Cambodia

Angkor Wat – a photographic tour of the 12th century temple

Angkor Wat is the centerpiece of the Angkor Archaeological Park. It was built as a Hindu temple in the 12th century during the reign of Suryavarman II. It’s the most popular place to view the sun as it rises above the temple complex. At sunrise, most tour groups go inside...