|Piled stones are a common sighting.|
|Angkor Wat at sunrise.|
The chance came when I was in Cambodia for a friend's wedding. Angkor is located in Siem Reap, a city some distance from the capital Phnom Penh. We took a flight to get there.
Angkor Wat was originally built as a Hindu temple, but later changed to Buddhist. There are many temples in Angkor besides Angkor Wat, and some are fairly well-known: Bayon — the temple with stoneface towers — and Ta Prohm — the temple with trees growing out of its structures. Most of the temples besides Angkor Wat are in an enclosed area called Angkor Thom, an ancient city built after Angkor Wat.
|The south gate of Angkor Thom.|
|Trees growing out of Ta Prohm's ruins.|
|Bayon's stoneface towers.|
|Another view of Angkor Wat.|
|The sunrise that never happened.|
|Gargantuan trees are everywhere; can you spot the tiny human figures?|
|Tree of hope.|
|Bas relief sculpture.|
|Aerial view from Baphuon's top.|