20 Detail Photos of Angkor Wat

20 detailed photos from spending a majestic 24 hours at Angkor Wat.  These pictures in black and white add contrast and diversity to further reveal the incredible raised and sunken reliefs and ancient stone creations from the Angkor Wat temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

angkor wat temple

carving at angkor wat

hall at angkor wat

angkor wat carving

rock face

colums at angkor wat

buddhist statue

stone feet carving

angkor wat eyes

angkor wat temple with tree

taking a nap

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  1. Suresh says

    Cool pics. The ‘bird heads’ are called Yazhi! in sanskrit. These were considered as watch guards to protect from evil forces. Reference ~ Hindu Mythology.

  2. says

    Excellent photos Mark.

    This is actually the place where I decided that travel was going to play a significant role in my life. My long journey began right at Angkor Wat on December 31st 1999.

    Thanks for taking me back for a few minutes!

  3. says

    Thank you all for checking out these photos and for the comments!

    @Suresh: Didn’t know that about the bird heads, that’s very interesting, thanks for sharing.

    @Earl: That’s way cool Earl. Angkor Wat is a powerful place!

  4. says

    For someone like me that haven’t been in Angkor Wat, and every time I see the pictures, they always the classic shot ones, I love the detail pictures you captured here. I like the subtleties. A few years ago we went to Borobudur. Most of the people chose to enjoy it from far, or stroll right to the top and have a picnic/chat with their companions. Ryan and I took a slower route, we checked out every terrace, unless it had too much bees (yes, a lot of bee nests up there).

    • says

      Cool Dina, did you walk all the way around every level? That’s quite a ways! The temples are incredible from far, but for me the most stunning part is the close intricate details. Both of these temple complexes are not just meant to be looked at from a distance, but also right in front of your nose!


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