Sunday, January 25, 2015

Visiting Temples, Part II

This is my second post of the day, so you might want to scroll down and read the other one first. After we left Angkor Wat, we passed through a narrow gate with an interesting bridge protection. Although many of the heads were broken off, you can still see how interesting it is.

The next temple we visited was Bayon. This one is most famous because of the huge heads on the towers.

We didn't spend a long time there, but it was interesting. It was not nearly as large as the Angkor Wat. On the drive between Bayon and the next temple, we saw some interesting things. There were small temples and other structures all along the way.

The forested area was lovely

Loved the roots of these trees

And these
The last temple we toured was Ta Prohm. This is also known as the "Tomb Raider" temple, because some of the filming was done here (I haven't seen it, so just believe what others tell me). It is indeed eerie. One of the surprises for us were the signs that said the Archaeological Survey of India has been involved in the restoration of this as well as some of the other temples. 

Sign showing before and after by India Survey

Cambodian musical ensemble playing near entrance

Looking up into a tower

Tree growing on tower

Tree growing on wall -- and a photo opportunity!

Another tree on a wall -- notice the tree to the rear with the strange shape

Inside the temple

Doorway (we went around to the left!)

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