All about Angkor: all temples, all facts, best routes

In English and German

New Guide
New Guide

Go to Angkor. Get the whole picture of the magnificent ancient metropolis.

Welcome to the best funded and most comprehensive Angkor website.

I am Johann Reinhart Zieger, living in Siem Reap Angkor since 2000 and in love with the temples. More.

Angkorguide.net provides

  • A new guide to Angkor e-book. More
      
  • All temples in their original context, with hundreds of photos and fact files. More.

  • Essential background knowledge about the images of gods, goddesses, demons, serpents and dancers. More.

  • 2000 photos in 60 albums. More.

About Me

Reinhart
Reinhart

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.

History

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.