Angkor: Temples, Tales and Photos

The temples of Angkor are the remains of a vanished ancient metropolis, covering some 400 square kilometres or 155 square miles. See Map.

I am Reinhart Zieger. Living in Siem Reap Angkor since the year 2000, I am excited of the temples and have learnt to listen to their stories.

Angkor is not only an Archaeological Park with a handful of fast to see highlights, but an ancient metropolis which unveils its secrets only to those who know their background.

The temples are of two periods.

Temples for Shiva in Angkor and the Ancient Khmer Empire

From 9th to mid-12th centuries, the kings of Angkor ruled the Wold on behalf of the Hindu God Shiva and venerated him in grand pyramid temples.

Display and decay of splendour - Late Buddhist temples in Angkor

In the late 12th century, things changed radically: Angkor was stamped Buddhist by a huge number of giant temple plants. 

Understanding Angkor

Arranged in their original context, the temples tell their story.

A new guide to Angkor e-book 

The unsurpassed Angkor Map – don’t settle with less!

Temples for Shiva and Vishnu

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Bakong, Phnom Bakheng, Baksei Chamkrong, Koh Ker, Ta Keo, Preah Vihear, Baphuon, and Angkor Wat

  • Bakong
  • Phnom Bakheng
    Phnom Bakheng
  • Baksei Chamkrong
    Baksei Chamkrong
  • Koh Ker
    Koh Ker
  • Pre Rup
    Pre Rup
  • Ta Keo
    Ta Keo
  • Preah Vihear
    Preah Vihear
  • Baphuon
  • Angkor Wat
    Angkor Wat

Bayon-Era Temples

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Ta Prohm, Preah Khan, Bayon, Angkor Thom


  • Preah Khan
    Preah Khan
  • Bayon
  • Angkor Thom, East Gate
    Angkor Thom, East Gate
  • Ta Prohm
    Ta Prohm