Preah Khan is more than Rubble!

Yet another wondrous temple built by the great king Jayavarman VII. One day, this king decided to start building temples left and right. He built Ta Prohm to honor his mother, Preah Khan to honor his father, and Bayon to honor the most important person in a man’s life, his wife ..mself. I have to admit that when I first went to Cambodia, Preah Khan was my least favorite of the four main temples. I originally felt like Read more

Bayon is Watching You!

Angkor Thom is a bit unique compared to the other sites within the ancient city of Angkor in that it is not just a temple, but a city. It was actually the longest lasting capital city during the era of the Khmer Empire (802-1431) and can be thought of as a town within the larger city of Angkor. The great king Javayarman VII built this city around the same time as Ta Prohm and is most famous for its central temple called the ‘Bayon.’

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Why is Ta Prohm spooky and eerie?

Ta Prohm is one of the most iconic temples in the ancient city of Angkor. The temple of Ta Prohm was built some time from the end of the 12th to the beginning of the 13th centuries. While most of the other main temples in the Angkor complex have been largely reconstructed, cleaned up, or restored, Ta Prohm has been left alone, and for good reason. It is the growth of giant trees in, around, and literally on the temple that make it
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