Angkor, once the capital city of the Khmer Empire is now a Unesco World Heritage site that covers more than 400 square miles (1,000 square kilometers) just outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia. This area is home to a number of magnificent Hindu and Buddhist Temples that have seen their fare share of looting and battles over the years. All of the temples are missing artifacts (many stolen during the Khmer Rouge takeover) or have been severely damaged by people or trees growing up or down through them which just adds to the story of what must have gone on here. Your imagination runs wild when you think of what some of these places must have looked like when they were in use. Where people walked or danced. What prayers and celebrations must have looked like with a backdrop of such magnitude. What they would have been doing on a daily basis. If only these walls could talk. Over the next few posts we’ll take you on a visual day-by-day tour of the temples we visited. We hope you enjoy.
Ta Prohm: This temple was made famous in the movie Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie. We visited this temple so early that we were the first ones there and beat all of the crowds.
Look for the next post of Day 1 continued.