The Magic of the Angkor Temples

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The Magic of the Angkor Temples, by Tania Shybko

Very small at the origin, Siem Reap is nowadays the third largest city in Cambodia… but the Siem Reap province is still the poorest in the country. The quick development of the city aimed at responding to the tourist arrivals that kept increasing from year to year seems to benefit mostly the owners of the hotels that can be now found everywhere in the city. Siem Reap clearly lacks charm, but the temples inside its vast historical complex are fascinating: the impressive Angkor Wat which appears on the Cambodian national flag, the mysterious Bayon with its hundreds of faces, the magic Ta Prohm and nature that reasserts itself, but also the less known, but equally impressive temples such as Ta Nei, Beng Mealea…

01_A gate through time

A gate throw time, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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02_Together

Together, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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03_A spot of color

A spot of color, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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04_The inhabitant of the temples

The inhabitant of the temples, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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05_Eternal smiles

Eternal smiles, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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06_A story told in stone

A story told in a stone, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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07_A touch of gold

A touch of gold, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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08_A frown

A frown, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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09_Reflections of sunset

Sunset reflections, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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10_Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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11_Growing through centuries

Growing through centuries, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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12_Shades of grey

Shades of grey, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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13_A hidden place

A hidden place, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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14_From above

From above, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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HCH-TANIA-SHYBKO-PHOTO-CV Photos & text by Tania Shybko, Cambodia, March 2015

First published on No Boundaries on March 9, 2015

 

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