Temples Cambodia

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Neak Pean, “the coiled serpents” set in a large pond, Buddhist shrine.

Garuda, Terrace of the Elephants, Angkor Thom

Ta Prohm: Its state of ruin is investigated with delight and left with regret. The tall trees in the background are actually on top of the temple structure.

Ta Prohm, left untouched by archaeologists, with giant trees spreading their roots over, under and in between the stones.

Bakong, Hindu (Lord Shiva) temple, late 9th century, at the centre of the town of Hariharalaya. This is a temple mountain symbolizing the cosmic Mount Meru

Climbing the unbelievably narrow stairs is an exercise in endurance and fear. There are five levels, four representing nagas, garudas, raksas and yakshas, and the fifth for the gods.