The temples of Angkor were built between the 9th and 14th centuries when the Khmer civilisation was at the height of its power. Angkor was the capital of the mighty Khmer empire which ruled a large portion of South East Asia around 1000 years ago. After the collapse of the Khmer civilisation Angkor was abandoned and the temples were covered by the jungle. They were rediscovered in the 1860s by the French. Today there are around 100 temples in a large area around the city of Siem Reap. The temples of Angkor have been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1992.


Main temples
Angkor Wat photo gallery  - 29 pictures of Angkor Wat
Angkor Thom city photo gallery  - 68 pictures of Angkor Thom city
Preah Khan photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Preah Khan
Preah Neak Pean photo gallery  - 6 pictures of Preah Neak Pean
Ta Som photo gallery  - 7 pictures of Ta Som
29 photos of Angkor Wat, the largest, most breathtaking and best preserved monument of Angkor
68 photos of Angkor Thom, a fortified city of some 10 sq km in extent, including the Bayon, Baphuon and other temples
18 photos of the temple of Preah Khan which lies at the centre of an enclosure measuring 700m x 800m
6 photos of Preah Neak Pean, a Buddhist temple with a large quadratic pool with an island with a tower at its centre
7 photos of Ta Som, a late 12th century Buddhist temple
Ta Keo photo gallery  - 6 pictures of Ta Keo
Eastern Mebon photo gallery  - 11 pictures of Eastern Mebon
Pre Rup photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Pre Rup
Ta Prohm photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Ta Prohm
Banteay Kdei photo gallery  - 6 pictures of Banteay Kdei
6 photos of Ta Keo, a never completed Hindu temple built in the Khleang style
11 photos of the Eastern Mebon Hindu temple, built by Rajendravarman II in the 10th century
10 photos of the Hindu temple of Pre Rup, built in a pyramidal shape representing the mythical Mt Meru
10 photos of Ta Prohm, a popular unrestored Angkor temple overgrown by the jungle
6 Banteay Kdei is a 12th century Buddhist temple surrounded by the jungle
Sras Srang photo gallery  - 2 pictures of Sras Srang
Prasat Kravan photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Prasat Kravan
Banteay Samré photo gallery  - 9 pictures of Banteay Samré
Phnom Bakheng photo gallery  - 2 pictures of Phnom Bakheng
2 photos of Sras Srang, a 800m x 400m large rectangular water basin
10 photos of Prasat Kravan, a Hindu temple built by the nobility in 921
9 photos of Banteay Samr, a richlydecorated Hindu temple in the Angkor Wat style
2 photos of the "sunset hill" Phnom Bakheng, from which there are good views of Angkor Wat
Aerial views photo gallery  - 5 pictures of Aerial views
5 aerial views of Angkor Wat and the surrounding plains

Outer temples
Banteay Srei photo gallery  - 23 pictures of Banteay Srei
Beng Mealea photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Beng Mealea
Roluos group photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Roluos group
23 photos of Banteay Srei, a beautiful richly decorated late 10th century Hindu temple
13 photos of Beng Mealea, one of the outer temples lying 40km to the east of the Bayon
15 photos of the temples of the Roluos group including the Bakong and Lolei temples
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