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.
We love these “other” Angkor temples so much, that we also included them among our favorite places to visit in Cambodia!
The Other Angkor Temples
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 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.
Banteasy Srei was built in the 10th century as a Hindu Temple and dedicated to Shiva.
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.
East Mebon is a Hindu Temple built in 952 AD under the reign of Rajendravarman II.
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.
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.
What did you think of these Other Angkor Temples? Have you seen of them? I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments section!
This Angkor temples travel guide is part of our series on Cambodia Travel and Southeast Asia Travel. It was originally created on December 4, 2017. It has been maintained and updated (as of December 27, 2018) to reflect current viewpoints and travel trends.