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.

 Angkor society displayed a world-class mastery of architecture, engineering, agriculture, water management, stonework and sculpture.  Their ceremonial buildings contain some of the richest legacy of religious symbolism in the world.

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


Angkor- the main temple


Angkor Thom, the Elephant Terrace, Bayon, and surrounding areas

Ta Prohm and surrounding area


Pre Rup and East Mebon

Banteay Srei


Kbal Spean

Beng Mealea

Bakong, Banteay Samre, Ta Som, and Neak Pean



  a Doremishock resource



an incidental web space

created and supervised by Lee van Laer

all material copyright 2011 by Lee van Laer

no reproduction without permission

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