There’s more to Angkor Thom than the smiling faces of Bayon.
Some of these are quite interesting, but unfortunately we couldn’t explore much as the afternoon heat was too much for us to take. We even decided to skip one of the temples (Phimeanakas) entirely, despite it having a badass backstory:
Legend has it that the golden tower crowned was inhabited by a serpent which would transform into a woman. Every Angkorian kings were required to make love with the serpent every night, failing of which disaster would befall him or the kingdom.
Too bad I have no picture of Phimeanakas to share, but here are a few other Angkor Thom jewels for your viewing pleasure: Read more…