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Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Entrence North Gate


Siem Reap - Ankor Wat



Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world, with the site measuring 162.6 hectares (1,626,000 m2). It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple of god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple toward the end of the 12th century. It was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yaśodharapura, present-day Angkor, the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. Breaking from the Shaiva tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

Night shot from the forests in the North of Cambodia

Cambodia, Siem Reap, Angkor

Cambodia, Siem Reap, Angkor

Surprisingly, this tree seemed quite ordinary among the strangest of Fauna I have ever seen.

The small concrete spiral staircase in Viroth's hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Within its cleverly constructed plastered wall-balustrade is built-in recessed lighting, hence the strip of light on the top right.


This is a continuation of my earlier Cambodian pics and should be the last batch too.

Cambodia, Siem Reap, Angkor

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Fisherman off to work at the start of the day

Buddhist monks outside the Wat which was situated close to Siem Reap (I can't remember the name). What I do recall is that landmines were still being cleared in the area, and one exploded while I was in the complex (explosion was about 1/4 mile away). The monks assumed that perhaps an animal had disturbed the mine as most of the known "active" areas have restricted access.

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© Copyright Arash Khodabandeh - All Rights Reserved


Olympus E-M1

Olympus M.14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II

Aperture ƒ/6.3

Focal length 14.0 mm

Shutter 1/800

ISO 200

Ankor Wat, Cambodia

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