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Cambodia – The Other Angkor Temples, Photos and Thoughts

Cambodia - The Other Angkor Temples by Duke Stewart
Written by Duke Stewart

The Other Angkor Temples, Photos and Thoughts

Everyone focuses on the big daddy of them all when thinking about Angkor (Angkor Wat) but there are other Angkor temples worth experiencing. There are thousands in the area but these other Angkor Temple photos are a perfect example of overlooked beauty. They come from our first day riding in the back of Mr. Jim’s tuk tuk and walking around some of the world’s most beautiful scenes. Over the course of two very hot days in the Cambodian low season, Christina and I booked a tour with a kind local man who went by Mr. Jim. We’d wash up and have breakfast in the morning while preparing for the day ahead. I’d jot down notes in my little memo pad to keep a record of the places we would visit each day.

With this trip, I was achieving a dream that I’d never thought would be possible. My wife and I were getting ready to step into an 8-hour long history and culture course each day, braving the Cambodian heat with tons of water and enough food to keep us going until evening. You can click on each of the below links to navigate around the photo sections. At the bottom of each section is the option for you to come back here. I hope you enjoy this walk through some of Angkor’s finest temples and if you have any questions or things to say, leave us a note in the comments section! Well, let’s get to it with these other Angkor temple photos!

This post is a part of our Travel Photos series


Pre Rup

This was the first temple we visited at Angkor. It’s located east of Angkor. It was built in the mid 9th Century during the reign of Rajendravarman.

Walking up Pre Rup near Angkor, Cambodia


 

Standing tall at Pre Rup - Angkor


 

Looking up on the steps of Pre Rup, Angkor


 

Inside a hall of Pre Rup - Angkor


Banteay Srei

Banteasy Srei was built in the 10th century as a Hindu Temple and dedicated to Shiva.

Walking around Banteay Srei, Angkor


 

Walking about Banteay Srei, Angkor


 

Looking around Banteay Srei, Angkor


 

Crouched down at Banteay Srei near Angkor, Cambodia

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Kbal Spean

This is Kbal Spean which is northeast of Angkor. It’s commonly known as “The River of 1000 Lingas” which are the phallic symbol of Shiva. Along the 2 km hike, we encountered many beautiful sculptures and beautiful biodiversity.

Walking towards Kbal Spean near Angkor in Cambodia


Part of the River of 1000 Lingas at Kbal Spean near Angkor, Cambodia


Walking around Kbal Spean near Angkor in Cambodia


Linga Yoni at Kbal Spean in Cambodia
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East Mebon

East Mebon is a Hindu Temple built in 952 AD under the reign of Rajendravarman II.

Walking around the East Mebon Complex near Angkor, Cambodia


 

Crowching around the East_Mebon Complex near Angkor, Cambodia


 

Overgrown tree at the East Mebon Complex near Angkor, Cambodia


 

Walking Around East Mebon near Angkor in Cambodia


 

Statues inside East Mebon near Angkor in Cambodia


 

Looking up from the East Mebon Complex near Angkor, Cambodia

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Ta Som

Built in the mid 12th century, Ta Som sits northeast of Angkor Wat and north of East Mebon. It was built under the reign of King Jayavarman VII for his father, Dharanindravarman II.

Entrance door to Ta Som near Angkor in Cambodia-1


 

Tree Overgrowth at Ta Som near Angkor in Cambodia


 

Remaining Stones at Ta Som near Angkor in Cambodia


 

Carvings and Rubble at Ta Som near Angkor in Cambodia


 

Aspara Carvings at Ta Som near Angkor in Cambodia


 

Aspara Carving at Ta Som near Angkor in Cambodia


Preah Khan

This was the last temple we visited on Day 1 at Angkor. Preah Khan can also be referred to as “Prah Khan”. It was built in the 12th century for Jayavarman VII. The massive size of the complex certainly suggests its importance within the Khmer Empire during its powerful reign over this region.

Doorway inside the Preah Khan Complex near Angkor, Cambodia


 

Hallway at Preah Khan near Angkor, Cambodia


 

Photo from inside a Hallway at Preah Khan near Angkor, Cambodia


 

Rubble and Overgrown Tree at Preah Khan near Angkor, Cambodia


 

Overgrown tree inside the Preah Khan Complex near Angkor, Cambodia


 

Unknown Structure at Preah Khan


 

Hallway inside the Preah Khan Complex near Angkor, Cambodia


 

Walking around the Preah Khan Complex near Angkor, Cambodia

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Duke Stewart

I'm a writer and recovering American expat who shares my family's travels through life. Follow our adventures here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.