Angkor Guide 21 – individual & up-to-date travels
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The Khmer Smile
"It's the people that 'make' this country special." (Andy Brouwer)
1850 Devata reliefs are adorning the temple’s walls.
When you see their smiles, they are blessing you.
Bayon, outer gallery
The Apsaras are dancing for the Gods.
At the temples of the Bayon era, hundreds of them are facing the visitors.
Do you notice the ”Smile of Angkor“? Again, the God is blessing you.
Prasat Trapeang Phong in the Roluos Group, early 9th century, marks the roaring start of the Khmer Empire.
Why did the Kings build so many and so big temples?
Masterful Works of Art
Vishnu as a lion-men killing a Demon King, Banteay Srei
Loook close at the deeply incised foliage; the leaves are undercut and standing free.
A masterwork of carving.
Unique bicycle trails
On top of Angkor Thom’s wall, a 12-km shady lane connects five gates and four Prasat Chrung.
Photo courtesy of Opas Jariyaphrut.
Discoveries in front of the tip of the nose
The East Gate of Angkor Thom still looks like a thousand years ago. Yet, remarkably enough, this masterpiece of architecture is rarely visited.
There is now wonderful silence in the centre of the Ta Prohm temple, where before masses of visitors used to gather.
(Photo: William Warren)
The wonder of Koh Ker
A 35-m pyramid and 40 more temples in the jungle, 120 km northeast of Angkor.
In the countryside
Near Angkor Chum
Vacancy in Angkor
The Angkor Map
Go to Angkor, spend your entire holidays there, leisurely roaming unique temples in a tropical landscape.
Eventually, you can add a beach trip.
A program for independent travellers for up to eight people, age 12 +.