Angkor Thom

November 1st, 2012 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

Angkor Thom is a short distance from the more famous Angkor Wat. In some ways it is more impressive. Angkor Thom was the capital city of the Khmer Empire and the ruins cover 9 square kilometres.

The main entrance above the moat has scores of busts of gods and demons lining the sides.

The entrance into Bayon, the temple at the heart of Angkor Thom.

Touring Angkor Thom by elephant!

Bayon Temple.

The name, for those lost.

More of the wonderful artwork.

The inner temple.

One of the many faces of presumably King Jayavarman VII. who built Angkor Thom.

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5 Responses to “Angkor Thom”

  1. Longknives (4,454 comments) says:

    What an amazing looking place. I think some of the Lara Croft Tomb raider (Back when Angeline was hot) film was set there.

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  2. pq (728 comments) says:

    Yes nice shots, Farrar. When you upgrade camera next remember high dynamic range .
    It evens out underexposed areas, [not here] but when shooting in high contrast lighting, eg temples at dawn, or dark trees etc.,

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  3. BeaB (2,057 comments) says:

    You’re not bored yet with all these temples and statues? Go and sit in the shade with a cold drink and some of that amazing food.

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  4. DJP6-25 (1,268 comments) says:

    I guess the reason these sites are mostly intact is that the building materials weren’t recycled by the locals later for their own buildings. Plus they were hidden by the jungle for a long time.

    cheers

    David Prosser

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  5. Todd Sisson (48 comments) says:

    Cool place David – nice shots – thanks for sharing :-)

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