Look beyond Angkor Wat

The most striking thing about the series of temple complexes within easy day-tripping distance of the western Cambodian city of Siem Reap may be that Angkor Wat, widely regarded as the jewel in that particular crown, may not be the most impressive of them.

Sure, to stand at the reflection ponds or at Srah Srang Lake at sunrise and watch the familiar silhouette – it’s used in all the tourist literature – emerge from the gloom of night, forms one of the absolute high points of any visit to Indo-China.

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