Jun 082012

Angkor Wat, the mother of all temples in Siem Reap.  This is what people come to see.  We went to Angkor Wat every single day we went temple viewing.  Day 1 to see it in the afternoon, Day 2 for sunrise, and Day 3 for sunset.  All spectacular!  What was a bummer was that there was green scaffolding on the left side of the temple which kind of ruined your photos.  But the temple was still magnificent.  Built in the early 12th century, it’s the largest temple complex and known for its intricate detail.

Because we went so many times to Angkor Wat, we got some great sunset and rainbow shots.  Yes, there was a double rainbow over Angkor Wat!  It was one of those insanely magical moments when the rainbow swept across in a wide arc above the temple.  Surreal.

Angkor Wat Rainbow

Amazing Rainbow Over Angkor Wat


Angkor Wat Clouds

Reflecting Clouds at Dusk

Angkor Wat

View of Angkor Wat from Phnom Bakheng

Intricate Symmetrical Towers

Bas Relief Dancers - The Faces Are So Expressive

Around sunset, we saw some Chinese tourists endlessly taking shots of each other (I think one guy took about 500 shots of his girlfriend within a half hour) so we decided to have a little fun ourselves outside of Angkor Wat.  The sunset made a great reflection on the moat surrounding the temple.

Sunset Over Angkor Wat Moat

Well worth the 3 trips we made to Angkor Wat!  It was the closest temple to town, so it was super easy to either go on the way to or from other temples.  Never gets old.

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