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 visiting either early in the morning or late in the day when the crowds are at a minimum and the temple comes alive as the sunlight filters through the surrounding forest of trees.
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 of another. My favorite times to visit are early morning and especially late in the day when the number of visitors dwindles. You can actually find some quiet time amongst the many faces bef
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 the walls as many individual travelers (with their tour guides) stay outside the moat. Since Angkor Wat is west-facing, I love to visit this temple in the late afternoon when the setting sun brings out the e
Angkor Wat is one of my favorite places on the planet. I can’t imagine ever tiring of visiting this archaeological wonder. Many people don’t realize how much there is to see. I know I didn’t on my first visit, just three days, in 2010. The seven-day visit last month gave me a chance to see some of the key temples, (Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm), multiple times and at different times of the day. I was able to see many of the smaller temples that I hadn’t seen before. In some