My travel planning fever is currently on overdrive and my research with where to go has caused me to be completely memorised by the beautiful Temples of Angkor in Cambodia.
The world’s largest religious building, a multitude of temples and a vast, long-abandoned walled city that was arguable Southeast Asia’s first metropolis, the Temples of Angkor was the social, religious and political centre during the ancient Khmer empire and once boasted a population of over one million people.
Within the complex, there is Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious building, which is surrounded by a moat that forms a giant rectangle that stretches around the outside of the central temple. Angkor Thom, the last great capital of the Khmer empire with it’s stunning gates which houses the Bayon, the world’s weirdest spiritual monument with its immense four-sided stone faces, staring out into the jungle.
The photographs that I have seen online are truly breathtaking and here, I have posted some of my favourites that I have come across on Pinterest.
I can’t wait to experience the Temple of Angkor for myself! I would love to spend hours roaming and exploring the nooks and crannies and simply let my mind run free in this sacred location.