This will be a very quick post of mostly photos I’d taken during our trip to Siem Reap last July (!!!)
We took 3-4 full days to see the some of the ancient temples of Angkor on our own. We read up on the ruins using Micheal Freeman’s and Claude Jacques’ Ancient Angkor before each trip out so we could avoid the crowds and go at our own pace. We bought the very informative guide at Monument Books, which also stocks other good local books.
Words cannot describe how spectacular Angkor Wat is and also how ridiculously crowded it gets. If you’d like like to know how we managed to avoid the madness, you could email me. For now, please do enjoy the photographs. Every corner presented photo opportunities and I had so much fun just sitting at quiet corners and taking it all in.
A grim reminder of the effects of looting
A dancing Apsara
A moment of playfulness
Rainy season in Siem Reap
Living temples where offerings and prayers are still made
Waterlilies in bloom during the wet season
Elephant and Leper King Terraces
Overtaken by Silk-cotton and Strangler Fig trees