Angkor Watt and Angkor Thom

I was very lucky to be able to visit the World Heritage sites of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom this week.

We used a floating bridge to walk across the big moat.

The main bridge was under repair.

The King's entrance to Angkor Wat.

The main towers of Angkor Wat reflected on a lake.

A very rare smiling figure carved on a wall.

Vishnu, the Hindu God the temple is dedicated to.

Here's another of Vishnu riding horses.

A scene from one of Hindu tales carved at the temple.

Suryavarman II - the very king that ordered to build the temple.

A story of Churning of the Ocean of Milk - the left side - Devas pulling Naga.

The middle part.

The right side - the Asuras.

This is actually Buddha - it was added later on.

The temple towers close-up.

We then went to Angkor Thom - built by Jayavarman VII.

Statues of elephants - they were used to bring the rocks to construct temples.

Ta Prohm temple - it was a monument built for the King's dead mother.

The temple has giant trees growing on them.  Guess it was a movie filming location of Tomb Raider.

The third figure from the bottom looks like a Stegosaurus.

It was an amazing day for me to be there.

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