Cambodia: Land of Magic

Cambodia: land of magic

outside of bayon temple cambodia

Bayon aka “The Smiling Temple”  

bayon temple siem reap cambodia
smiling stone faces bayon

One of the 216 smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara at Bayon. 

entrance to bayon temple siem reap cambodia
ta prohm temple cambodia

The mystical Ta Prohm

ta prohm temple cambodia

Built almost 1,000 years ago.  The sheer size of the tree roots growing over the temple put its age into perspective. 

ta prohm temple cambodia
ta prohm temple cambodia

The energy in the Temple was palpable. 

ancient temple cambodia bantei sray

The beautiful Banteay Sray aka ‘The Lady Temple”.  Reportedly the only temple of the Angkor civilization designed by a woman.

temple carvings at banteay sray

Banteay Sray is built entirely of sandstone, allowing for exquisite detail in the carvings adorning almost every surface of the temple.

temple carvings at banteay sray
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The North and South Kleangs

temple ruins angkor wat cambodia

Ruins of Chau Say Tevoda

temple ruins angkor wat cambodia
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The attention to detail is unbelievable. 

ancient temple siem reap cambodia

Ancient priests must have been in amazing shape because these stairs were crazy steep!

rain at angkor wat

“When it rains it pours” definitely holds true in Siem Reap. 

carpooling in cambodia

Yeah, no thanks. 

It’s impossible not to smile in this incredible place!

local kids at angkor wat cambodia

Having fun with some locals at Angkor Wat.

local kids at angkor wat cambodia
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