Angkor Thum Off The Beaten Path

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    Phimeanakas

    by herzog63 Written Aug 8, 2003

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    The Phimianakas Temple is quite cool looking as it's 3 levels with the lion carvings that are on each level. The top spire was said to have been covered in Gold at one time but that appears to be long gone!! From Phimeanakas there is a nice trail through the forest that passes through an ancient gate just past the pool. If you keep along the trail you will come to Preah Palilay which is a small Temple with a tree growing from the top of it!!

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    Pool of Phimeanakas

    by herzog63 Written Aug 8, 2003

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    This is one of the remaining sandstone pools that is near the remains of the Royal Palace of Phimeanakas. It is sort of off the beaten path as I didn't see any hoards of tourists snooping in the area. In this area you will be hounded by the postcard selling children at least we were!! LOL Probably because the kids spotted us and we were the only foreigners there.

    Phimeanakas Pool
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    Walk towards the Western Gate

    by herzog63 Written Aug 8, 2003

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    If you want to see local life inside Angkor Thom walk out the road towards the Western Gate from the Bayon. There are many homes in the forest. From what I saw the people seemed to be stick gatherers and sold them in Siem Reap. The people seemed quite friendly to us as we walked along. If you plan on walking very far out there you better bring some water as there aren't any roadside places to buy water!

    Life in Angkor Thom
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    Eastern Gate from the other side

    by herzog63 Written Jul 31, 2003

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    Like you may have already read in the other tip. The East Gate is a great place to get away from the crowds! I didn't see any one else there on my rides through the area. I also didn't venture off the beaten trails because of the threat of landmines. I'm real sure how serious to take the warnings but I followed the rules! I figured it's better to be safe than sorry!

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    East Gate

    by herzog63 Written Jul 31, 2003

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    The East Gate is found on the eastern wall of Angkor Thom. It didn't seem like as many of the tourists made the effort to see this one. So if you want some quiet moments to stop and stare and admire the 20 meter high gate and pretend you're in another time this one is a good one to do it at!!

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    Baphuon

    by herzog63 Written Jul 31, 2003

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    The Baphuon is located within the walls of Angkor Thom. It was under repair when I visited in March 2002 so I couldn't go inside. There were stones with serial numbers on them stacked all over the place so apparantly they were going to put them all back together eventually.
    The walk way that leads up to the main Temple is very interesting as it's about 200 meters long and elevated. I'm guessing that the area along the walkway must flood during the rainy season.

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    Beautiful carvings

    by herzog63 Written Jul 31, 2003

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    I'm not sure exactly where I took this photo. But it's somewhere near the Terraces of the Leper King and the Terrace of Elephants because it's the next shot in the roll. LOL It could have been along one of the walls that are right there.

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    The Answer to the Pop Quiz

    by bpacker Written May 11, 2005

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    Why make them do impossible poses for you of course. Here I present my 2 diva friends posing as apsaras at the bayon.

    The 2 apsaras from S'pore

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    Clouds

    by SirRichard Written Sep 19, 2003

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    If you come here during monsoon (June-September) you will get some rain, mostly in the afternoons, but will aldo get some gorgeous skies, specially after the storms...

    Some skies
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