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Who will miss this place when visiting Cambodia? I am sure there are plenty of shots taken of this place but I am also sure that each one will be different. The main structure may not change but the POV, atmosphere and lighting will. I always enjoy viewing this icon through all the various lenses by different people.
This shot was taken as I entered the outer gate looking towards Angkor Wat temple.

From Siem Reap Angkor Visitors guide;
Angkor Wat is a massive three-tiered pyramid crowned by five lotus-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level and is the centerpiece of any visit to the temples of Angkor.
Angkor Wat is surrounded by a moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 m x 1500m. The temple itself is 1km square and consists of three levels surmounted by a central tower. The walls of the temple are covered inside out with bas-reliefs and carvings. Nearly 2000 distinctively rendered aspara carvings adorn the walls throughout the temple and represent some of the finest examples of aspara carvings in Angkorian era art. But it is the exterior walls of the lower level that display the most extraordinary bas-reliefs, depicting stories and characters from Hindu mythology and the historical wars of Suryavarman II.
To get the best visual impact you should visit this place after 2.00p.m. as in the morning the back lighting will obscure most of the beautiful details.

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