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.


Ta Keo, Thommanon, Chao Say Tevoda- smaller sites
Many of the smaller temples in the area of Ta Prohm are well worth seeing. This is a collection opf photographs taken while walking from Ta Prohm towards Thommanon and Angkor Thom.
Windows no longer afford much of a view!
A lot of atmosphere here...
Cryptic courtyards, their use unknown
Collapsed rooftops
Much of the the ruins were like this when first discovered. Cleaning them off must have been a monumental task.
Moss-covered Buddhas
They aren't kidding... but unlike other places, it is still possible to clamber around on many Cambodian sites.
Some exceptionally fine offerings here
An excellent naga, with garuda astride it
Many of the trees are huge.
Neal and myself, taking a much needed rest
The area abounds in doaens of charming small temples.
Massive roots take their toll.
The apsara I use for the nefersweetie logo...


an incidental web space

created and supervised by Lee van Laer