Buit entirely of Sandstone, during the reign of Jayavarman V (968 – 1001).
Very plain, but lovely colours in the mid morning light, and the stairs…OMG where they steep, the treads where quite narrow so you had to either climb on the balls of your feet, or walk up / down with your feet sideways, and the steps must have been 18 inches tall !! great view of the jungle from the top though.
Inside the tower at the very top was a staue of some kind of god, and one of locals who would light incense with you and incant some kind of prayer – for a fee of course, who knows maybe my soul will end up in heaven after all.
Angkor Thom, which translates to “Great City” contains a variety of sites, of which we visited Bayon, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Leper king, Terrace of the Elephants, and Baphuon. A great spot with plenty that we didn’t see, but just the size of the carpark is enough to give you an indication of how busy it can get.
Phimeanakas – Wiki
Baphuon – Wiki
Terrace of the Elephants – Wiki
More to come when I get around to processing the rest of the images.