Angkor Wat

and surrounding areas

a series of photographs by Lee van Laer

  Located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Angkor Wat is one of the world's largest temple complexes. The surrounding area has many thousands of related structures, representing one of the most densely populated lost civilizations in the world.  Having left few written records, and few reports from outside societies about their activities or culture, it has been left to later civilizations to interpret what they can from the ruins.

   The intention of this web site is to introduce readers to a visual impression of the area. Links are provided for those who want to read about it in more detail.


40 KM east of Angkor, a mid 12th century temple in a ruinous state, very atmospheric. The builders are unknown. This temple is a real "explorer" experience, for those who want to clamber around an unrestored site.


an incidental web space

created and supervised by Lee van Laer