Hi-Def Pics – The Majectic Ancient Ruins of Angkor Wat: Siem Riep, Cambodia (11 photos)

A couple summers ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the Ankor Wat temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is the most spiritual place I've ever visited and the most impressive ancient ruins I've ever seen. There are over one thousand temples in the Angkor area including the magnificent Angkor Wat, said to be the world's largest single religious monument. The temple complex was built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. Below are some HDR enhanced photos from an amazing photographer, Trey Ratcliff. These are by far the best photos of Angkor I have ever seen.

The main Angkor Wat temple.

Monks strolling around.

The temples in Angkor are smack dab in the middle of the forest. This temple was unique because it was embedded in the roots of a huge tree.

All the temples are special in their own ways, but the Bayon temple was my favorite and the spookiest. With huge carved faces, Imagine the kinds of shadows you would see during sunset.

Security is almost non-existent yet the detail of the temples is unreal.

Angkor is truly majectic and spiritual. Trey Ratcliff's website

Eugene Kim

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