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Angkor Temples, Gods and Stories Is focussed on promoting a new introduction to the temples of Angkor for better understanding.


Copyright for text, photographs and layout by Johann Reinhart Zieger, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2018.

More photography courtesy of

  • Morteza Ariana (MA),
  • Kent Davis (KD),
  • Helfried Haubenwallner (HH),
  • Mark Ord (MO),
  • Roland Reissmann (RR),
  • Sao Sophanna (SS),
  • Soeun Chamnan (SC),
  • Dave Taylor (DT),
  • Bernard Werder (BW),
  • Gina and Toni Vogt (GTV),
  • Eric de Vries (EDV), and
  • Peter Willers (PW).

Though I have worked conscientiously, no responsibility is accepted for the correctness of the information in the website.

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Johann Reinhart Zieger
P.O. Box 93 174, 17000 Siem Reap, Cambodia 
Phone: +855 12 637 422.


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About the Author

I am Reinhart, from Germany. In the last decades of the last century, I used to teach German, Geography and History. I was well read and travelled a lot, mainly in Asia. In 2000, I was retired and travelled to South- and Southeast Asia. I visited the temples of Angkor and eventually got stuck in Siem Reap, where I am living.

Like the ox in front of the new barn door

In 2001, I had to teach German speaking tour guides. But I could not explain the temples, even though I knew them (as I believed) and there were texts. Something was missing.


Real understanding started only when I viewed the temples in their historical context and their original function.

I have seen and been around a lot. Besides Angkor, I saw most of the essential temples abroad, from Banteay Chhmar in the west to Preah Ko (Prasat Boran) near Stoeng Treng on the Mekong, and from Preah Vihear in the north to Phnom Bayang in the south.

I have taken photographs, read books, and I have got the whole thing in a context.

I am not a tour guide but a searcher for traces of Ancient Angkor, and a story-teller.