Angkor Part I
This is the first post about Angkor, but there is more to come as the place really inspired me and I took so muuch photographs. As I will writing post and sending pixs about it, I will put a link at the bottom of each post to link them between one another. I will do the same with children of Mekong and few others locations. Stay tuned.
So finally, here my first photograph of Angkor complex in Cambodia.
For those not aware of it, Angkor is a big archaeological site where stand the remain of what had been the largest preindustrial city in the world. Angkor will stand as the capital of the Khmer empire from the 9th century to the 15th century. Some scientist team advance that at its apex, the city would have hosted more than 1 million inhabitants… Really, the city is soooo huge, it spread for 1000 square kilometers and even if most of the housing are long gone, temples and palaces still stays and stand their grounds against the assault of vegetation.
Precisely this picture was taken on the temple of Tha Phrom, wich was semi-restore to keep the feeling of jungle invasion. And it’s really great! If you get there at the good time (which is essential to avoid hordes of tourists) you can really feel like a child again, lost in your adventurers fantasy after watching too much Indiana Jones. You know what I’m talking about ;D
For the story, this temple was build in 1186 by the emperor and god king Jayavarman VII and at the time, more than 12 640 people lived there.
This is also the place where Tomb Raider the movie was shot, at least partially.