Built in the 10th century by King Rajendravarman, the East Mebon temple complex was its own island in the middle of the vast East Baray reservoir. With four stone landing docks, one can almost see the boats slowly making their way towards the temple.
Preah Kahn is a 12th century temple built under the reign of King Jayavarman VII. One of the most beautiful temples, it is a must-see for all travelers to Siem Reap. Each of the temples has unique aspects and if you have time, visit a wide swath of temples to understand not only the history, … More Photo a day, April 10, 2012 – The Bridge to Preah Khan
Built at the end of the 10th century, the Phimeanakas or celestial temple was dedicated to the ruler Rajendravarman. According to a legend, the ruler spent the first watch of each night with a woman thought to representa Naga, in the now non-existent tower. Only on the second watch could the king return to his … More Photo a day, April 9, 2012 – Phimeanakas Temple, Cambodia
Built in the late 12th or early 13th century, the Bayon Temple complex is one of the most striking of the Khmer Ankor temples. The temple is extremely busy during the day, so late afternoon or early morning is easily the best time to visit.
Built in the early 12th century by King Suryavarman, Ankor Wat was not just a state temple, but also the capital of the mighty Khmer empire. In its heyday, over a million people lived in and around the temples. Today, Ankor Wat is the symbol of Cambodia and remains to this day a striking example … More Photo a day, April 7, 2012 – Ruins of Angkor Wat