Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Siem Reap (Part 3)

Desktop holiday for you: Asian Edition - happy days travelling with friends in beautiful Siem Reap (Part 3)....

Going through my Siem Reap photos, I realised that I missed posting on a few more interesting places, so here I go with my 3rd (very delayed) round of Siem Reap holiday photos.... :)

The famous Tomb Raider temple - Angkor Thom

It actually doesn't look very impressive from the outside:
Walking up to Angkor Thom.....

It gets better inside, with the rustic temple dappled by sunlight/ shadows...
(I bet this place is super eerie at night though!):
Just inside.....

The highlight is the amazing foliage - trees huge like Titans... with their roots spread far and wide, enveloping parts of the temple walls like a beautiful but haphazard tapestry:
Look at the size of that tree.....

There's still lots of rubble stacked around, as temple restoration works are not complete:
Not yet complete.....

If you look closely, there are really intricate (but slightly deteriorated) carvings all over the temple:
Faces in the stone.....

Here's a really interesting carving! - the hidden dinosaur:
RAWR.....

One last look - one of the trees, set against the gorgeous blue sky:
Beautiful day.....

So, no Angelina Jolie (in skintight outfit and guns) spotted anywhere around the temple *lol*.... but it was one of the more interesting temples that we saw in Siem Reap - really stood out to me!
(There are thousands of temples in Siem Reap but this has to be on the "must visit" list...)
:)


Hugs,
J

THE REST OF THE SET - J'S SIEM REAP 2009 PHOTOS:
- Siem Reap 2009, Part 1
- Siem Reap 2009, Part 2
- Siem Reap 2009, Part 4
- OR go to J's Main Travel Page for more options. :)


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3 comments:

nicolas yongco jr said...

"The famous Tomb Raider temple - Angkor Thom" - yes i saw the movie also in tom raider by leading of angelina jones it was realy a nice movie interesting the place the action and the effect.

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nicolas yongco jr said...

"The famous Tomb Raider temple - Angkor Thom" - yes i saw the movie also in tom raider by leading of angelina jones it was realy a nice movie interesting the place the action and the effect.

wall clock

wall painting

clock Singapore

New Condo Singapore said...

is this really the tomb raider temple

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