Siem Reap - Angkor Archaeological Park

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Warning  : There will be tons of pictures :D

Angkor Archaeological Park is located 6 km north of the city and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.  More info on the Angkor Archaeological Park here and view the map here  We hired a tuk tuk for USD5 to take us to the Angkor Archaeological Park from 5.00 am until 9.00pm at nite. Passes to the Angkor can be purchase at the front gate.

This is tuk tuk. The drive spoke little english but very helpful and kind



Angkor Wat 
Angkor Wat is one of the largest Khmer monuments and was built around 12th century by King Suryavarman II

Sunrise at the Angkor Wat. Too bad we didn't own DSLR camera during that time.


Angkor Wat from a different angle
Inside Angkor Wat
One of the carvings on the walls
Still inside Angkor Wat

Bayon
Bayon is well known for the giant stones faces that adorn on its tower and was built in the latter part of 12th century by King Jayavarman VII

Bayon

With the traditional performancers
Inside Bayon


Preah Khan
Preah Khan was built 12th century for King Jayavarman VII and is located Northeast of Angkor Thom.

The entrance of Buphuon was under restoration
How sad! Look at the numerous tree growing among the ruins. Large part of the Angkor were damaged due to this.
Heading off to our hotel to have lunch

The weather was blatantly hot that we decided to went back to our hotel for lunch, took a quick shower before we continue to explore Angkor later in the afternoon.

This is a local dish called 'Amuk'

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