Hand held pano of Angkor Wat, Cambodia, at sunset..... this is a world heritage site and impossible to photograph without tourists....
One of the many temples that make up the world famous heritage site of Angkor Wat, near Siem Reap, Cambodia...
One of the many ancient temples of Angkor Wat, near Siem Reap, Cambodia....
Located in the area of Angkor, it lies near the hill of Phnom Dei, 25 km (16 mi) north-east of the main group of temples that once belonged to the medieval capitals of Yasodharapura and Angkor Thom.
Banteay Srei is built largely of red sandstone, a medium that lends itself to the elaborate decorative wall carvings which are still observable today. The buildings themselves are miniature in scale, unusually so when measured by the standards of Angkorian construction.
These factors have made the temple extremely popular with tourists, and have led to its being widely praised as a "precious gem", or the "jewel of Khmer art."
A photo from Angkor. I visited Ta Prohm three times in the morning to be able to photograph it in best light and without too many people in my photos.
This photo here I had scouted the day before. I had been a little late then and the sun had already rosen too high. So I knew I had to be there earlier the following day.
It was magical to see those walls glow.
The temple was built at the behest of Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yaśodharapura, the capital of the Khmer Empire, as the state temple for the empire. Originally constructed dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu in the early 12th century, it was converted to a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century.
As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Buddhists in Cambodia and around the world. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's main tourist attraction.
My complete Cambodia Album is found at www.flickr.com/photos/domnessi/albums/72157680697116845
The photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors. UNESCO inscribed Ta Prohm on the World Heritage List in 1992. As well as, it's very popular because it was the scenery of the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider's film.
Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, September 2014.
Nature is reclaiming one of the many temples of Angkor Wat, near Siem Reap, Cambodia
Thanks to all Phoide contributors to Angkor!
Most notably Andrey Bogdanov, David Hamments, Romain Pontida, Dominic Nessi and Frank Voigtländer.