Angkor Wat

and surrounding areas

a series of photographs by Lee van Laer

  Located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Angkor Wat is one of the world's largest temple complexes. The surrounding area has many thousands of related structures, representing one of the most densely populated lost civilizations in the world.  Having left few written records, and few reports from outside societies about their activities or culture, it has been left to later civilizations to interpret what they can from the ruins.

   The intention of this web site is to introduce readers to a visual impression of the area. Links are provided for those who want to read about it in more detail.


Outlying areas at Angkor, and Prasat Kravan
A smaller structure at the back of the Angkor complex.
Examples of the stonework here
Naga Imagery
The shady areas are a welcome relief as the sun gets more intense.
An Apsara
A finely carved door jamb
In a poor country, things that want to fall down get propped up using any means possible.
Prasat Kavan, from the back side
Temple interior, Prasat Kravan
Detail of temple interior
Praying figure, Prasat Kravan
Sanskrit insctription, Prasat Kravan
view between two structures
Vishnu carried by Garuda, Prasat Kravan
A typically ornate lintel
The central tower


an incidental web space

created and supervised by Lee van Laer