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Posted by Tim on Mar 23, 2006
Ten of our Favorite Angkor Photos

After our adventures in Kratie (and one more night in Phnom Penh), we traveled to Siem Reap. There we beheld the temples of Angkor.

As we've mentioned a few times before, we designated four "anchors" for our trip when we were planning it: four different adventures spread about the world that we absolutely didn't want to miss. We wanted to see the ancient city of Machu Picchu, high in the mountains of Peru. We wanted to sail among the Galapagos Islands, off the western coast of Ecuador, home to a bewildering array of animal life found nowhere else in the world. We wanted to float in a hot-air balloon over the mind-boggling landscape of Cappadocia, in central Turkey.

And we wanted to see Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the largest and most spectacular religious building in the world.

During our six days in Siem Reap, we explored not just Angkor Wat, but many other temples as well. There are in fact somewhere around seventy temples and other ruins in the area, each one more beautiful than the last. (For a short video depicting what it's like to explore them, go have a gander at the Junior Hedgehog Club.)

All told, we took 2,776 photos there: more than any other place except Galapagos (2,809).

These are a few of our favorites.












Marisa
March 23, 2006 at 6:31am
Yeay for another key location visited. Looks amazing… What fun to explore.

I love all the hedgehogs-in-the-foreground shots you get. They'd make a great mini-story-book type album someday. '-)

xoxox take care you guys…!

Koreen
March 23, 2006 at 6:49am
I still think you guys are going to land high-paying gigs as photojournalist travel writers. What beautiful pics!

Love, the Olbrishs

otherjess
March 23, 2006 at 9:04am
I think I'm going to go out to the library and get a book on Angkor. Your photos are amazing, I wish I could see even a fraction of the other 2.7 thousand from your time with the temples. The way the tree roots grasp at the stone makes me want to be there to touch them for some reason. They seem like static versions of something animal and strange.
KerryGirl
March 23, 2006 at 2:24pm
As always the hedgehog pictures are my favourite, but I love all the other ones as well. You two truly do have the artists eye. Lovely pics! :)
Philsie
March 24, 2006 at 12:07pm
Timmy you pic taking fool
Shana
March 25, 2006 at 1:17am
truly majestic, and the captions are just as wonderful as the pictures! :)
Janet
March 25, 2006 at 6:38am
Makes me think; Who were these people and how did they do that?
China
March 25, 2006 at 1:04pm
mommy i miss you meow
Philsie
March 27, 2006 at 5:36pm
oh its CHINA
Philsie
March 27, 2006 at 5:37pm
i havent seen Henry the mascott duck for a while…i think u guys lost him
Philsie
March 27, 2006 at 5:38pm
HEY NO 11 POST YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
paul
March 28, 2006 at 8:31am
Wow, the roots on the buildings are amazing. Roots of Buddisum. The roots of why you travelled. Roots and shoots, make a good salad but you dont make friends w salad. Feeling a bit random today, sorry :)

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