Cambodia Pictures - Page 2
By Mikey
Monday, 4th October 2004 06:36

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Statues lining the causeway that leads up to the South Gate of Angkor Thom.

Statues, Angkor Thom

On this side of the causeway are 54 gods and on the other side are 54 demons.

Statues, Angkor Thom

The South Gate of Angkor Thom that the 108 statues above guard. The gate, or gopura is one of five in the walls of Angkor Thom. The walls of the city measure about 2 miles on each side.

South Gate, Angkor Thom

Bayon, the second most visited temple in Angkor, lies in the centre of Angkor Thom. We spent quite some time there exploring the many passageways and chambers.

Bayon, Angkor Thom

Most of the pillars, doorways and walls in Bayon have carvings on them. This just one example. There are stories behind and reasons for all of the carvings but you need either a good book or a knowledgable guide to explain them.

Bayon carving

Some of the many towers in the temple of Bayon. All though they are not that big, each one has a face carved on all four sides. You feel like you're being watched wherever you go.

Bayon faces

Amost everywhere you stand in Bayon you can look up and get a view like this one.

Bayon towers

Situated inside the Royal Palace compund, Phimeanakas was the temple that the King used. Unfortunately there is little left of the Royal Palace itself.

Phimeanakas, Angkor Thom

The Terrace of the Elephants runs for 300m along the east side of the palace compound.

Elephant Terrace, Angkor Thom

The east gopura of the Royal Palace. This gate leads from the Terrace of the Elephants to the Royal Palace.

Palace Gate, Angkor Thom

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