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    Siem Reap & Angkor Wat - a photo tour

    Siem Reap is a small tourist town, clean, modern and the gateway to Angkor Wat ... a few k's down the road!

    Pub Street ... SR's restaurant/bar centre >


    Good Khmer food >


    Cold beer >


    Pretty girl at local market >


    Time to visit the ruins >
    Cheers, Rob.

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    Angkor is far more than ONE wat (temple), it's many sites cover ~180 sq/km's. Unbelievably massive construction and detailed carvings from 1,000 years ago >





    Cheers, Rob.

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    Nice pics KR. Cheers.

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    Great pictures. Those fish appear to be snakeheads. Nasty little things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnlawyer View Post
    Great pictures. Those fish appear to be snakeheads. Nasty little things.
    What fish? I was looking at the girl ...



    The scale of Angkor is impossible to describe but the main temple, the best preserved, is surrounded by a 190m wide moat of ~ 1.5km x 1.3km. Inside the walls are several smaller buildings incl one believed to have been a library >



    Swimming pool >



    ^ Holes drilled in large blocks facilitated lifting and/or transport via elephant and barge from quarry sites over 50 km away.

    Structures were built mainly of laterite stone core and faced with sandstone - the largest blocks weighing up ~ 150 tons >

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    Cheers, Rob.

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    Amazing Pics Robs - well done.

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    I like the shot from distance...gives some idea of the size of the place..great pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yes View Post
    I like the shot from distance...gives some idea of the size of the place..great pics
    That's the only photo I didn't take ... it shows Angkor Wat, not the balance of 180 sq km's of other temple sites.
    Cheers, Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    That's the only photo I didn't take ... it shows Angkor Wat, not the balance of 180 sq km's of other temple sites.
    Looks like that an aerial shot? The area around Angkor Wat looks quite flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontpanic View Post
    Looks like that an aerial shot? The area around Angkor Wat looks quite flat.
    Yes ... someone cut down all the hills.

    Siem Reap is a lovely part of Cambodia, well worth a few days visit even if not interested in ruins. I challenge anyone to visit AW and NOT come away in awe of its history.
    Cheers, Rob.

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    The restored carvings of the women in the first pic gives an idea of what this place would look like shining white.

    Pic 3 depicts scenes from the Hindu epic the Ramayana,the sheer size of the area carved is amazing.
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