A Family RTW Travel Adventure (2008-2009)
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ADIP: Angkor Wat

A Day in Pictures
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia


The Temples of Angkor Wat are Cambodia’s must see site.

The temples were built around 1100 by King Suryavarman II, a powerful Khmer king, who extended their civilization and empire to northern Thailand, Burma and the northern tip of Malaysia.




King Suryavarman II built Angkor Wat to serve as a holy capital city and eventually as his funerary temple.


Angkor Wat is actually a series of temples spread over a very large area.  Each temple has its own unique character and purpose.  In many places, the jungle is reclaiming parts of the temples.


Angelina Jolie fans may recognize some of the temples from the Lara Croft Tomb Raider movie.


We’ve posted more pictures from Angkor Wat here.


1 Doug Spiro { 03.30.09 at 8:35 am }

GREAT pictures! I love the one with the little boy.

Now I guess I have to watch the Tomb Raider movies.

2 nomadicmatt { 03.30.09 at 10:39 am }

great photos!

3 Warren McBride { 03.31.09 at 5:39 am }

You’ve done an excellent job of capturing the feel of Angkor Wat and it’s surroundings, especially the contrast between the building stone and the colour of the monks’ robes. It also seems that some of your family members are getting a bit taller as the trip progresses ! ! Safe Travels. The McBrides

4 Emily (Linda's friend) { 04.05.09 at 3:51 am }

Your photography is stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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