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Travel Tuesday Cambodia: Banteay Srey

Another beautiful temple in Siem Reap. Banteay Srei or Banteay Srey is a 10th-century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Located in the area of Angkor, it lies near the hill of Phnom Dei, 25 km north-east of … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday Cambodia: Banteay Samre

Here’s today’s pic, Banteay Samre. Banteay Samré (Khmer: ប្រាសាទបន្ទាយសំរែ, “The Citadel of the Samré“) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, located 400 metres to the east of the East Baray.[1] Built during the reign of Suryavarman II[2]:119 and Yasovarman II in the early 12th century, it is a Hindu temple in the Angkor Wat style. … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday Cambodia: Banteay Prei

The ancient temple complex of Banteay Prei Nokor (Khmer: បន្ទាយព្រៃនគរ) is to the northwest of Kompong Cham, Cambodia. The complex is especially known by the temple of Wat Nokor in Khum of Kompong Siem, 1200 meters from the town of Kompong Cham. The local people sometimes call … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday Cambodia: Baphuon

The Baphuon (Khmer: ប្រាសាទបាពួន) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia. It is located in Angkor Thom, northwest of the Bayon. Built in the mid-11th century, it is a three-tiered temple mountain[1]:103 built as the state temple of Udayadityavarman II[2]:103 dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. It is the archetype of the Baphuon style with … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday Cambodia: Banteay Kdei

Here’s today’s pic, Banteay Kdei. Banteay Kdei (Khmer: ប្រាសាទបន្ទាយក្តី; Prasat Banteay Kdei), meaning “A Citadel of Chambers”,[1] also known as “Citadel of Monks’ cells”,[2] is a Buddhist temple in Angkor, Cambodia. It is located southeast of Ta Prohm and east of Angkor Thom. Built in the mid-12th to early 13th centuries … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday Cambodia: Baksei Chamkrong

Here’s today’s place, Baksei Chamkrong. Baksei Chamkrong is a small Hindu temple located in the Angkor complex. It is dedicated to Shiva and used to hold a golden image of him. The temple can be seen on the left side … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday Cambodia: Bakong

Here’s today’s travel pic, Bakong. Bakong (Khmer: ប្រាសាទបាគង) is the first temple mountain of sandstone constructed by rulers of the Khmer empire at Angkor near modern Siem Reap in Cambodia. In the final decades of the 9th century AD, it served as the official state temple of King Indravarman I in the ancient … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday Cambodia: Angkor Wat

The grandaddy of the sites, Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat (/ˌæŋkɔːr ˈwɒt/; Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត, “City/Capital of Temples”) is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world by land area,[1] on a site measuring 162.6 hectares (1.626 km2; 402 acres).[2] Originally constructed as a Hindu temple[1] dedicated to the … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday Cambodia: Angkor Thom

Here’s today’s travel pic from Cambodia, Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom was established as the capital of Jayavarman VII’s empire, and was the centre of his massive building program. One inscription found in the city refers to Jayavarman as the groom … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday Cambodia: Ak Yum

I’m starting the year with one of my favorite places and one in which I would LOVE to return to, Cambodia. I plan to visit each and everyone of those places again. This here is Ak Yum. Ak Yum (Khmer: ប្រាសាទអកយំ) is … Continue reading

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