We spent the second day meandering through the beautiful temples of Angkor Wat. The detailed carvings on the structure walls and expansive size of the temples were surreal.

Sunrise at Angkor Wat
East Gate Entrance
Stone serpent surrounded the entire temple.

The temple was divided into three sections: Heaven (top), Earth (middle), and Hell (bottom). We were standing in Hell in the photo above.

Seven-headed Serpent
(King's Entrance to the Top) (Exposed Lava Rock)
Line to visit the top
View towards the West Gate Entrance
North Thousand God Library
The King's Causeway

After spending half the day in Angkor Wat, we proceeded to visit the infamous Ta Prohm (The Tomb Raider Temple). Built by King Jayavarman VII, this temple was dedicated to his mother.

The entrance to Ta Prohm

Most of the temple is still standing only because of the the trees. Their snake-like roots keep the stones pieced together.

The last stop of the day was the grand city of Angkor Thom. Angkor Wat was already quite expansive in size, but Angkor Thom completely shadowed it.

Left (Gate guarding the entrance). Right (Three-headed elephant at the foot of each gate)
Many of the temples were under restoration. You can see how much they have all deteriorated over the years.
The Bayon Temple


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