Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Thom is part of the Angkor Wat complex, a separate building located 1.7 km from the main entrance

at Angkor Wat. It is part of the Angkor Wat complex, but is a complex of its own. There are several smaller buildings

and temples surrounding the main building. It has Buddha faces featured all over the main building, with a mix of Buddhist

and Hindu influences. I was completely fascinated by this building, even more so than the Angkor Wat temple itself.

It has a totally different feel to it. The entire time I spent in Angkor Wat was a surreal adventure, but Angkor Thom was

a peaceful exploration of a culture so foreign to my own that gave me time (and shade) to ponder. Surrounding Angkor

Thom are big, beautiful trees that are perfect for sitting and just taking it all in. There’s even the optional elephant ride,

if you’re in the mood!

*These pictures were scanned from film originals, so the quality is less than ideal.

k.h. 2004

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