Cambodia: 25 Pictures to inspire you to visit

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Discover the amazing CAMBODIA in 25 pictures

Probably you already heard and knew that Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world. But Cambodia is much more than just Angkor Wat. There are so many fascinating things to do and see while in Cambodia, such as the amazing ruins, ancient temples, jaw dropping landscapes and so much history to discover.

Even though Cambodia has a horrific past,  the people are warm and very welcoming and will be proud to show their home country to you.  I hope you enjoy a trip to this amazing country through my photos!

Sunrise in Angkor Wat is definitely one of the most incredible experiences, as the colors and shades change creating a living canvas in front of your eyes

Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world

Lotus Flower in the lake in front of Ankgor Wat

Exploring inside Angkor Wat Temple, the buildings and the architecture are stunning

Ruins of the Old Library in Angkor

Angkor Archaeological Park has many temples to visit

The Victory Gate of Angkor Thom

Temple of Bayon, you can find over 50 giant faces a blend of Jayavarman’s with Buddha, carved into the rocks

Exploring the labyrinth
inside the Temple of Bayon

A special moment when I was greeted by a white butterfly in the entrance of one of the temples

The detailed sculptured buddhas on the wall at the Terrace of the Elephants in Angkor Thom.

Terrace of Elephants with three main stairways each guarded by a trio of stone elephants

The Temple of Banteay Srei was my favorite. It is a thousand year old temple located one hour way from Siem Reap by car or tuk tuk

The Banteay Srei temple contains the finest, most intricate carvings to be found in Angkor.

Temple of Ta Phrom – just amazing how the trees grow directly on the buildings

It is fascinanting to see how powerful nature is

You can find trees towering overhead and they have taken root in the walls

Buildings are covered by moss, as the Cambodian jungle swallows some of the temples

The rich details are in every wall of Ta Phrohm

Temple of Baphuon is located in Angkor Thom. Built in the mid-11th century, it is a three-tiered temple mountain built as the state temple dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva.

What makes the Temple of Pre Rup different is because it is made with brick, laterite and sandstone, hence its reddish glow.

Visiting a very remote temple, lost in the middle of the Cambodian jungle

Ceremony of purification in one of the Buddhist pagodas in Angkor

Just in case I haven’t said enough that I am a big animal lover and that I love monkeys

Kids leaving school in Phnom Penh, and the contrast of the past of the Genocidal Center with a hope for a better future in Cambodia

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