Angkor Temples of the Khmer Empire





Angkor Wat - the main temple site in the Angkor Archaeological Park

Angkor Thom - Angkor Thom Gates - Bayon - Baphuon - Terrace of the Elephants - Terrace of the Lepper King - Phimeanakas - Preah Palilay - Tep Pranam - Preah Pithu Group - North & South Kleang - Prasats Suor Prat

Angkor Thom Gates - South Gate - East Gate - Victory Gate - North Gate - West Gate

Banteay Kdei - a good temple to visit before or after Ta Prohm, which is directly adjacent.

Banteay Samre - good temple to visit on the way back to town after a visit to Banteay Srei.

Banteay Srei - Red sandstone temple with excuisite carvings, has to be seen, approximately 35 kilometers out of town

Kbal Spean - River of a thousand lingas, stone carvings in river bed, approximately 12 kilometers beyond Banteay Srei.

East Mebon - originally a temple on an island in the middle of the large East Baray reservoir, which is now dry.

West Mebon - similar to East Mebon but the temple lies mostly in ruin and the West Baray does contain water.

Neak Pean - a small very interesting island temple in the Preah Khan Baray.

Phnom Bakeng - temple-mountain, famous for sunset shots, therefore also very crowded at every sunset.

Prasat Kravan - rather ordinary looking towers that contain incredible brick bas-reliefs of Vishnu and Lakshmi.

Preah Khan - one of my favorite temple sites, once the residence of Jayavarman VII.

Pre Rup - temple-mountain with good view of surroundings and good condition detailed carvings.

Srah Srang - nice reservoir in front of Banteay Kdei

Ta Keo - temple-mountain in good shape but with a distinct lack of decoration

Ta Prohm - the famous overgrown jungle temple used in the Lara Croft movie with Anglina Jolie

Ta Som - small temple with a lot of character, good for photographers.