The Temple of Angkor Wat

Here is a view of Angkor Wat through my husband’s eyes.

Ankor Wat is the largest Hindu temple and the largest religious monument in the world. It was built in the early 12th Century and covers over 400 square kilometers of land.
Ankor Wat is the largest Hindu temple and the largest religious monument in the world. It was built in the early 12th Century and covers over 400 square kilometers of land.

Relief of Hindu deities.
Relief of Hindu deities.

Large face on the walls at Angkor Wat.
Large face on the walls at Angkor Wat.

Some of the many temple ruins. Do you see the faces?
Some of the many temple ruins. Do you see the faces?

Monks care for the ancient temple. According to my husband, monks hold a place of honor. He saw people give up their seats for them at the front of busses and the people feed them every day.
Monks care for the ancient temple. According to my husband, monks hold a place of honor. He saw people give up their seats for them at the front of busses and the people feed them every day.

Nature will have its way.
Nature will have its way.

A basket wholesaler carries his wares to vendors in the city.
A basket wholesaler carries his wares to vendors in the city.

My husband says it took about three days to see the complex.
My husband says it took about three days to see the complex.

There was a row of these giant statues along the bridge.
There was a row of these giant statues along the bridge.

The forest continues to swallow up the temple.
The forest continues to swallow up the temple.

To learn more, visit the Angkor Wat UNESCO World Heritage site.

24 thoughts on “The Temple of Angkor Wat

    1. My husband said it was amazing. He found it safe and the people warm and helpful. Tourism of the temple is a major economic force so they take good care of visitors.

  1. I was lucky enough to go there in 2006. Your (husband’s) photos bring back some lovely memories. We were particularly taken with the trees growing around the buildings and the sheer size of the site.

    1. I was amazed when I saw photos with people and could truly appreciate just how large everything is. And 400 square km! He said it’s about the size of my hometown!

  2. What incredible photos – he’s so lucky to get to explore! (Maybe next time, you can go too! 😉 )

    I have always been fascinated by Angkor Wat, so it’s always a joy to get to see a traveler’s take on the place. Thanks to him for sharing with us!

    1. I would have loved to go with him but I couldn’t take that much time off of work. The good thing is he has scouted out where to go and what to do. One day …

  3. How amazing and beautiful! I would love to see it all for myself. ❤ And walk through the temple covered in tree roots!

  4. Love your blog. Have visited Angkor Wat myself. A truly amazing experience in a magnificent place with an enormous history. Had some of the best food in Siem Reap and the people were the nicest. Will definitely visit again.

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