Temples of Angkor – Day 2

19 Jul

There are 3 main temples in Siem Reap – Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and the Ta Phrom and these temples are a must in the travel itinerary for anyone visiting this place. However there are some other “non-touristy” temples as well that are beautiful and so worth a visit.

For our second day in Siem Reap we had decided to visit the Ta Phrom temple and some of these other non-touristy temples i.e. Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado, Preah Khan, Kravan, Neak Pean, Krol Ko, Ta Som, East Mebon and Pre Rup Temples. I know they seem like quite a few, but only some survive in good conditions while the majority are in ruins.

Below are the pics of these beautiful temples –

Prasat Kravan

The Ta Phrom is seriously a sight to behold. The trees have entwined with the temples in such a manner that now you just cant figure as to who is supporting whom. In some places the trees are even growing at the top of the temples. They are gorgeous.

Ta Prohm

The temple roots seem to be the pillars of the temple

The Hidden Apsara

Stones lying all around in the temples

Love the color of the stones of this temple

The beautiful stairway

Carvings on the Dancing Hall

We had planned to walk up to Phnom Bakheng Hill for a view of the spectacular sunset over these sandstone monuments, but couldn’t as it was raining. Well something for the next visit.

We then finished our day with loads of shopping and an awesome massage.

26 Responses to “Temples of Angkor – Day 2”

  1. Jane Lurie July 20, 2012 at 00:42 #

    Loved being at these incredible wats. It was nice seeing the face peering from the tree bark. I enjoyed photographing that scene. Great shots.


    • getsetandgo July 23, 2012 at 12:27 #

      Thanks.. Its a beautiful place and you can go mad with your camera… I have taken about 100 pictures in 7 days…:)


  2. pommepal July 20, 2012 at 02:49 #

    Beautiful photos the one with the people on the steps shows how magnificently large they are


    • getsetandgo July 23, 2012 at 12:54 #

      Thanks Pommepal.. I noticed this after you pointed it out…


  3. friendlytm July 20, 2012 at 10:53 #

    Great pix! I will share my Cambodia post later. Thanks for sharing.


    • getsetandgo July 23, 2012 at 12:55 #

      Thanks and I look forward to reading your posts on Cambodia


  4. Lissa Rabon July 23, 2012 at 01:46 #

    The dancing details above the door, the tree roots…it’s magical! Thanks for showing this and also for following my blog! Peace!


    • getsetandgo July 23, 2012 at 13:21 #

      Thanks Lissa… There are so many small things like this all over these temples that its mind boggling…. A must visit place….


  5. PN Subramanian July 23, 2012 at 11:46 #

    Beautiful pictures particularly the trees supporting the structures!. I need to plan my visit. Thank you for sharing. Oh! Thanks for voting for me. However I would love to get your comments on my post.


    • getsetandgo July 23, 2012 at 13:22 #

      Thanks for visiting my blog and I’ll comment on your future posts for sure….


  6. Dheeraj Sharma July 25, 2012 at 06:50 #

    Wow, very nicely captured buddy!! Loved them


  7. AlisaG July 25, 2012 at 08:33 #

    we really loved Angkor, Ta Prohm, Bantaey Srai and Bayon. Cambodia grabbed our hearts and I can’t wait to return some day.


    • getsetandgo July 26, 2012 at 22:57 #

      Hi Alisa.. I couldn’t agree with you more… I seriously wished I had more time here to explore the smaller and non – touristy places too… Well for the next time.


  8. sudhagee July 25, 2012 at 16:56 #

    Fantastic photos and post. I particularly liked the one of the Hidden Apsara. Don’t know when I’ll visit Angkor; the place has been on my bucket list for, like, forever ! 😀


    • getsetandgo July 26, 2012 at 22:58 #

      Thanks Sudhagee. You should just book a ticket and visit this place… It’s so worth it…


  9. iNDi July 25, 2012 at 20:40 #

    I managed to catch the sunset on Phnom Bakheng Hill and it truly was very amazing! What a pity you didn’t get to see it!


    • getsetandgo July 26, 2012 at 22:58 #

      I am super envious.. But I guess that its now for the next time..


  10. rachelynne July 28, 2012 at 20:16 #

    Beautiful pictures!! I especially love the Hidden Apsara, it’s so playful!


    • getsetandgo July 28, 2012 at 20:26 #

      Thanks Rachelynne… It is a beautiful place and loads of awesome photography options…


  11. Cyrus Janssen July 31, 2012 at 17:16 #

    Great article and fantastic pics! Need to start planning a trip to Cambodia!


    • getsetandgo July 31, 2012 at 19:01 #

      Thanks C.J. I recomend this place to everyone and its so worth a visit.


  12. Fae's Twist & Tango August 9, 2012 at 09:20 #

    Wow! Fae.


  13. juanderkid September 10, 2012 at 21:57 #

    Hey, thanks for dropping by my blog 🙂 I am going to Cambodia soon and your posts about it will really be of big help to me 🙂


    • getsetandgo September 11, 2012 at 13:46 #

      Hey, do let me know of you need any help with planning your Cambodia trip and I will be happy to help. Happy traveling


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