New Ways to Ancient Angkor

14.07.2017 - Visiting Angkor Wat is a blind date; so are the 40 or 100 temples of Angkor.

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Ta Som
Ta Som


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About Me

At Koh Ker, 2002
At Koh Ker, 2002


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.

Photo Gallery


  • Banteay Samre (11. H. 12. Jh.)
    Banteay Samre (11. H. 12. Jh.)
  • Koh Ker (Mitte 10. Jahrhundert)
    Koh Ker (Mitte 10. Jahrhundert)
  • Neak Pean (um 1200)
    Neak Pean (um 1200)
  • Preah Palilay (um 1300), buddhistische Legenden
    Preah Palilay (um 1300), buddhistische Legenden
  • Sambor Prei Kuk (7. Jahrhundert)
    Sambor Prei Kuk (7. Jahrhundert)
  • Banteay Kdei (um 1200)
    Banteay Kdei (um 1200)