Tag Archives: Angkor Wat

Temple Bakong…..blending old with the new

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

Once again, we are up before dawn heading to a temple. This one is further away from the center of Siem Reap than the other temples that we have visited so far.  It is a 45-minute drive and the first more »

Photo: 9th Century Temple Bakong with one of its 22 brick towers in the foreground…Siem Reap, Cambodia

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

Photo: At Wat Prasat Bakong a young monk is working very hard to write his email address in english for us while a fellow monk looks on.

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

Siem Reap… and its busy little Shrine

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

I was taking a nice stroll through the Royal Gardens after having checked out the Grand Hotel d’Angkor.  I love grand old hotels and this is a classic…one almost expects Somerset Maugham or Graham Greene to come strolling through the more »

Photo: Bakong Temple…first Khmer temple mountain built late 9th century

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

Temples as movie sets…..quintessential Angkor Temples

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

Two of the most easily recognizable Angkor temples are The Bayon and Ta Prohm because of their use as action movie backdrops such as Laura Croft Tomb Raider.   Ta Prom has become one of the most evocative and photographed more »

Photos: Entrance to the magical Ta Prohm Temple…backdrop for Hollywood action films

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

The Temples of Angkor…ruined finery at its best.

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

Four forty five in the morning is pretty damn early for an unemployed person to be getting up but we were heading out for the quintessential  South East Asian experience…seeing the sun rise over Angkor Wat.  We were not the more »

Photos: Delicate wall carvings of Apsara dancers at 12th century Angkor Wat Temple

Posted ago by Larry Bosco