Stunning Photos of the Angkor Temples

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      Beautiful HDR Photographs of the Angkor Temples

      This is a collection of my favourite photographs taken at Angkor Wat and surrounding temples during a two-day stint in the complex. The temples in this region are awe-inspiring and absolutely live up to their 7 World Wonder title.

      If you are thinking about visiting Cambodia, do it! These structures are older than the Colosseum and the details equal that of the Taj Mahal. Angkor Wat itself was the best-preserved temple of them all, possibly due to maintenance by Buddhist monks and its moat which has kept away the encroaching jungle.

      Although usually quite touristy, I went during the rainy season which meant there were fewer people in my photos but the sky is grey and stormy, always threatening another downpour. And there were many of them.

      Angkor Wat
      Angkor wat with buddhist in front Backpacking Cambodia Itinerary

      Angkor Thom

      Bayon Temple

      Pre Rub Temple

      Although Cambodia’s Angkor Wat is the star of the show, there is still beauty and wonder to be found in the other temples.  Ta Prohm, also known as Jungle Temple or Tomb Raider Temple, was one of my favourites. With trees bursting out and spilling over the structures it was a sight to ignite the imagination. Shining in the torrential downpour the temples were almost empty, making them easy to photograph. Many had windows to sit in, stairs to climb or great views. It’s very easy to spend full days here, and I highly recommend you do.

      Ta Prohm (Tomb Raider Temple)
      Preah Khan Temple
      The Angkor Wat Temples for Backpacking Cambodia Itinerary
      Neak Prean (Water Temple)
      East Mebon Temple
      Banteay Samre
      Banteay Kdei

      Most of these photos are HDR, and all are taken and edited by me. If you would like to use any of these photos please contact me for permission.

      If you only had a day, which temples would you not miss out on?
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      Crystal Egan

      Passionate baby goat cuddler and part-time adventurer, Crystal can often be found doing headstands on the edges of cliffs, taking photos of abandoned buildings or sleeping on deserted islands with dangerous criminals. She has too many awesome stories and helpful tips to keep them all to herself so follow along and in return she will bring you inspiring pictures, travel videos and a whole load of fun!