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Although being virtually overcrowded by holidaying, tight scheduled hordes of Chinese tourists and visitors from all around the world, Angkor wat is most impressive by being so well preserved and at the same time so highly aesthetic that it could easily have been the 8th wonder of the ancient world.



Angkor wat surroundsings

Souvenir shops nearby Angkor wat


Ta som

Moss and lichens embed the ancient city as wind
and  rain continuously keeps wearing it down.


Ta Prohm

   Ta Prohm is a true symbiosis of Nature's impeccable power
   reining over manmade structures.


mural art

Khmer soldiers on parade.






Kids at the entrance of Angkor Thom

 Kids at the entrance of Angkor Thom, happily waving
 at tourists in vehicles passing by.



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Mural art of Angkor wat depicting soldiers
and horses on the battle field.


Mural art with lichens

More overgrown Angkorean ornamentation.





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Angkor wat

The Angkor wat moat, 190 meters wide, encompassing Angkor wat on all four sides, here reflects the light of the gloaming on its serene waters.



Two eager explorers at Ta Prohm

Two eager explorers just having made
Ta Prohm for the second time around!


Angkor

Mysterious shadows dance upon the walls of Ta Prohm, inciting and inviting us to explore further and further into this magical Angkorean kingdom.


Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm, partly in shambles after the Khmer rouge went berserk tearing parts of it down, but for the most of it truly amazing and so utterly unique!


re-lief of Angkor wat

Some of the bas-reliefs adorning the walls of Angkor
wat are quite outstanding!


Preah Khan

Preah Khan features, among many other things, this very antique looking building with colonnades, its origin being uncertain even to the most well versed archaeo- logists!


Disabled musicians

Disabled or more like dismembered and mutilated, musicians playing down town Siem Riap in the old Khmer tradition.




LISTEN to traditional Khmer music!



Peter in a window

Election campaign at the Angkorean house of par- liament, or  could this be one of those ancient Khmer kings suddenly come to life, now wanting to display his water proof watch?

In front of Taj Mahal
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