Cambodia

After decades of civil war, grim headlines & endless misery, the fascinating country of Cambodia is finally at peace.  Having only recently opened its doors to unrestricted travel, it is as yet, still an unspoiled jewel of a destination.  The temples of Angkor, built between the 9th and 14th centuries & spread out over some 200 square miles are one of the foremost architectural wonders of the world and left me feeling like Indiana Jones.  Truly spectacular.  Many other images are available.



Angkor Wat
Aerial view

 

 

Angkor 
Wat 
Lily pond

 

Local 
photographer 
at work

Monk with 
umbrella



Little girl braiding 
her sister's hair 
with lotus flowers 
at Angkor

  Lotus 
flower 
coiffure



Cambodian 
dancers at 
Angkor Wat

Dancers 
# 2 


 


Monk 
at Angkor



 

Monk 
at top of 
Angkor Wat

Face towers 
at the Bayon, 
Angkor Thom


 

Bayon 
Temple 
Angkor 
Thom 

Face 
(one of 216) 
at the Bayon

Souvenir 
Stall faces


Woman tending 
a chapel at the 
Bayon temple

Monks at 
the Bayon 
temple

 

Pilgrims emerging 
from the Bayon 
temple.
Note the faces on
each side of each tower

Old man 
selling 
trinkets at 
Ta Prohm 
temple


Tree growing 
from ruins at 
Ta Prohm 
temple



Tree and Ta 
Prohm ruins

Ta Prohm ruins 
(built 1186 AD) 
supporting huge 
tree & roots

Ta Prohm 
temple & 
roots


 

Kids boating in 
laundry tubs at 
floating village of 
Chong Kneas 
near Siem Reap

River life 
at Chong 
Kneas


 


All images copyright Michael Sherman Photography MSPHOTO 2017