These towers are the Angkor version of pyramids and represent the center of the universe, if you look closely you will see the face of Budda, it is carved in all sides at cardinal points
Bayon
The causeway from the main (east)  gate, you can see the wall is under restoration
The first level terrace
Bayon
Jan being watched over
Bayon
Bayon
We are now on the second level terrace
Bayon
Bayon
Bayon
Entrance into main tower behind Jan
Bayon
Bayon
The face of Budda
One of the galleries thes run around the perimeter of each level
Bayon
The best view according to our tuk tuk driver, Kim
Bayon
Kim and his tuk tuk
Shutter lag ruined this shot
It barely has enough room for a car to get through but it is the main passage for buses, cars, tuk tuks, people and elephants
Kim and his tuk tuk, the causewy is fenced by stone figures holding the snake "Naga" this scene appeared on several temples with "naga's head being at the entrance, as most of the heads had bee chopped of and stolen by tomb raiders most of these are replicas
Angkor
The causeway crossing the moat to Angkor wat
Angkor Wat
A wedding along the east wall
Part of the city area, as most of these would have been wood there was not much chance of any record of them except for evidence of the road system existing
Angkor Wat
When labour is cheap its one way of mowing the lawn
No relief here for Jan
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The reflection pond ......................... better view latter
Intricate carvings along the galleries depicting various stories
City area
Not much holding it up
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
The steps to heaven
Angkor Wat
The sceond level terrace
Angkor Wat
View from 3rd terrace, Jan wasn't allowed up here due to bare shoulders
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Main tower
Bottom of main tower
It seems everyone has been rubbing there boobs
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Main tower restoration under way
Angkor Wat
City area
Reflection pond
city area
Artisan training
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Artisan traing
Artisan traing
Artisan training
Artisan training
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Angkor wat and Bayon
Keith
Author: Keith (ID: 10363)
Posted: 2011-01-10 11:39 GMT+00:00
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Last Day in Cambodia, we headed off at 8am to see the Crown of the Kymers. We went ton Bayon first this is a Buddist temple built about 400 years after Anglor.
It was amazing, photos don't do it justice, but it didn't prepare us for the awei nvoking Angkor Wat and city. Once again photos hav'nt done it justice.

Bayon
These towers are the Angkor version of pyramids and represent the center of the universe, if you look closely you will see the face of Budda, it is carved in all sides at cardinal points
Bayon
Bayon
The causeway from the main (east) gate, you can see the wall is under restoration
Bayon
The first level terrace
Bayon
Bayon
Jan being watched over
Bayon
Bayon
Bayon
We are now on the second level terrace
Bayon
Bayon
Bayon
Bayon
Entrance into main tower behind Jan
Bayon
Bayon
Bayon
The face of Budda
Bayon
One of the galleries thes run around the perimeter of each level
Bayon
Bayon
The best view according to our tuk tuk driver, Kim
Bayon
Bayon
Kim and his tuk tuk
Bayon
Shutter lag ruined this shot
Angkor South Gate
It barely has enough room for a car to get through but it is the main passage for buses, cars, tuk tuks, people and elephants
Angkor
Kim and his tuk tuk, the causewy is fenced by stone figures holding the snake "Naga" this scene appeared on several temples with "naga's head being at the entrance, as most of the heads had bee chopped of and stolen by tomb raiders most of these are replicas
Angkor
Angkor Wat
The causeway crossing the moat to Angkor wat
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
A wedding along the east wall
Angkor Wat
Part of the city area, as most of these would have been wood there was not much chance of any record of them except for evidence of the road system existing
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
When labour is cheap its one way of mowing the lawn
Angkor Wat
No relief here for Jan
SANY0736
Angkor Wat
The reflection pond ......................... better view latter
Angkor Wat
Intricate carvings along the galleries depicting various stories
Angkor Wat
City area
Angkor Wat
Not much holding it up
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
The steps to heaven
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
The sceond level terrace
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
View from 3rd terrace, Jan wasn't allowed up here due to bare shoulders
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Main tower
Angkor Wat
Bottom of main tower
Intricate carvings of Aspara dancers
It seems everyone has been rubbing there boobs
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Main tower restoration under way
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
City area
Angkor Wat
Reflection pond
Angkor Wat
city area
Artisan training
SANY0763
Artisan traing
Artisan traing
Artisan training
Artisan training
SANY0768
SANY0769
SANY0770
SANY0771
SANY0772
SANY0773
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