• 1.  Stylized Cambodian lions watch the sun rising over the tank of Sra Srang, Siem Reap1. Stylized Cambodian lions watch the sun rising over the tank of Sra Srang, Siem Reap
  • 2. Buddhist monks on the main causeway to Angkor Wat, an immense Khmer Hindu temple, Siem Reap,2. Buddhist monks on the main causeway to Angkor Wat, an immense Khmer Hindu temple, Siem Reap,
  • 3.  Buddhist monk stands in the front arcaded veranda of immense Angkor Wat3. Buddhist monk stands in the front arcaded veranda of immense Angkor Wat
  • 4.  Dancing apsaras waiting to serve in the afterworld are carved all over the Hindu temples4. Dancing apsaras waiting to serve in the afterworld are carved all over the Hindu temples
  • 5. Farmer damming up the fields to trap fish5. Farmer damming up the fields to trap fish
  • 6. Gods and demons having a tug-of-war using a Naga serpent to churn the Sea of Milk, South bridge over the moat surrounding the Khmer capital, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap6. Gods and demons having a tug-of-war using a Naga serpent to churn the Sea of Milk, South bridge over the moat surrounding the Khmer capital, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap
  • 7.  Buddhist nuns march into the city of Angkor Thom through the south bridge7. Buddhist nuns march into the city of Angkor Thom through the south bridge
  • 8. The serene effigy of Javaryaman VII covers every spire of the Bayon, the temple at the very center of the Khmer Empire.8. The serene effigy of Javaryaman VII covers every spire of the Bayon, the temple at the very center of the Khmer Empire.
  • 9. Apsaras, heavenly attendants, await the faithful in the Next World.  This one was carved on the wall of the Bayon, Angkor Thom9. Apsaras, heavenly attendants, await the faithful in the Next World. This one was carved on the wall of the Bayon, Angkor Thom
  • 10. Proud armies with elephants march in extensive bas-reliefs in the Bayon10. Proud armies with elephants march in extensive bas-reliefs in the Bayon
  • 11. Hundreds of Buddhist monks march out of Angkor Thom’s jungle, each with his lacquer bowl, to be fed their single meal of the day11. Hundreds of Buddhist monks march out of Angkor Thom’s jungle, each with his lacquer bowl, to be fed their single meal of the day
  • 12. Sunlight through a lotus leaf12. Sunlight through a lotus leaf
  • 13. A lotus bloom is quintessentially Buddhist13. A lotus bloom is quintessentially Buddhist
  • 14.  Boy in Angkor Wat14. Boy in Angkor Wat
  • 15. Ladies of the Khmer court on a frieze near Elephant Terrace, Angkor Thom15. Ladies of the Khmer court on a frieze near Elephant Terrace, Angkor Thom
  • 16.  The multiple entrance gates to Banteay Srai temple16. The multiple entrance gates to Banteay Srai temple
  • 17. The diminutive highly ornamented temple of Banteay Srei, near Siem Reap17. The diminutive highly ornamented temple of Banteay Srei, near Siem Reap
  • 18. The demon Ravana shaking mythical Mt. Kailasha abode of Shiva and the other Hindu gods, Banteay Srei18. The demon Ravana shaking mythical Mt. Kailasha abode of Shiva and the other Hindu gods, Banteay Srei
  • 19. Devotee saying her prayers at Banteay Srei19. Devotee saying her prayers at Banteay Srei
  • 20. Foragers bicycling toward Siem Reap with their loads of firewood20. Foragers bicycling toward Siem Reap with their loads of firewood
  • 21. Buddhist monk in Banteay Samre21. Buddhist monk in Banteay Samre
  • 22. Girl with pet monkey. Sra Srang22. Girl with pet monkey. Sra Srang
  • 23. Kapok tree roots grope for a toehold in the laterite walls23. Kapok tree roots grope for a toehold in the laterite walls
  • 24. Roots of a huge kapok tree give an idea of the jungle’s crushing power, Ta Prohm, Siem Reap24. Roots of a huge kapok tree give an idea of the jungle’s crushing power, Ta Prohm, Siem Reap
  • 25. Until rediscovered, the Khmer temples were enveloped by the jungle.  Preah Khan25. Until rediscovered, the Khmer temples were enveloped by the jungle. Preah Khan
  • 26. The sun sets behind the Bayon, heart of the Khmer empire26. The sun sets behind the Bayon, heart of the Khmer empire