The Smiles of the Bayon Temple

The Bayon Temple vies with Angkor Wat the favorite monument of visitors (in fact, it is also one of my favourites amongst all temples here). The two evoke similar aesthetic responses yet are different in purpose, design, architecture and decoration. Built in the late 12th as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

I’ll start off with the most famous, most beautiful and largest temple here in Angkor City. For those who are still unaware, Angkor Wat is in fact referred to this particular temple complex and does not refer to the entire city of Angkor. Built during the early years of the 12th century by Suryavaram II,

Gates of Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom was once the most enduring capital city of 12th century Khmer empire. It was the world’s largest city during that time and was established by the famous and great King Jayavarman VII. When Jayavarman VII came to power; he took over the reigns of the Khmer Empire at a difficult moment after the

Siem Reap (Preparation & Overview)

Siem Reap is the name that is now widely associated with the ancient monument of Angkor Wat. It is the capital city of Siem Reap Province, located Northwest of Cambodia. It used to be a quiet town but now it’s a popular resort town that has the easiest access to the Angkor Region. Siem Reap,