"Angkor Wat" Angkor Wat Travelogue by GrumpyDiver

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Angkor Wat in the rain

The famous three towers that you see everywhere are marred by the scaffolding of the ongoing archaelogical work. The building material seems to take on the colour of the sky.

Unfortunately, the day that we visited, that meant grey clouds.

Causeway to Angkor Wat

The Ankgor Wat complex is huge. Your tour bus or tuk-tuk will drop you off near this causeway. The first challange is to get past all of the childrend and other vendors to even make it this far.

From here you get to the main gate and enter the complex

The three towers

It looks like the day we visited was a bit unusual. March is still the dry season, with the heat increasing in April (the hottest month of the year) until the rains come in May.

The ground was parched and the three towers can be seen in the background.

Buddhist site in former Hindu temple

The builders of the complexes at Anghor Thom were Hindu. After the fall of the Kymer Empire and the slow decay of the complexes, they were taken over as Buddhist places of worship.

Inner area of the complex

Again, in the rain, the courtyard of the massive Angkor Wat complex

Tower

One of the three towers - a bit of artistic framing of the shot here.

Carvings of women

The carvings at Angkor Wat are absolutely stunning. This small section of wall had a number of carved women

Monkey Army

More Hindu legends - this wall had images of the monkey army.

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