Wolfgang's photos with the Prasat Baphuon

Door to the Terrace of the Leper King

Door to the Terrace of the Leper King
Coming for marvelous reconstructed temple Prasat Baphoun its a short walk to the next destination the Terrace of the Leper King Jayavarman VI and the Terrace of the Elephants.
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Walk back to the Royal Palace in Angkor Thom

Walk back to the Royal Palace in Angkor Thom
Angkor Thom was established in the late twelfth century by king Jayavarman VII, the king of Leper. It covers an area of 9 km², within which are located several monuments from earlier eras as well as those established by Jayavarman and his successors. At t…
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Through the arcade of Baphoun

Through the arcade of Baphoun
Decades of war, theft and interrupted restoration efforts left the temple in pieces – more than 300,000 stone blocks needed to be reassembled. Now the rebuilt all this stones together like a puzzle with an impressive result. The restoration has finished a…
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Gallery at the second step

Gallery at the second step
It took us more than one hour to discover the new restored historical treasure. The walk through the rebuilt galleries is amazing. some beautiful reliefs like Apsaras and scenes of daily life, of the life of hermits, and of the childhood of Krishna are re…
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The smiling Apsara in Baphoun temple

The smiling Apsara in Baphoun temple
These divine creatures are said to have the ability to change their forms and as the willing servants of Indra they used their seductive charms and beauty to seduce mortals, kings and wise men who may have threatened Indra’s power. The goddesses would app…
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Walk around the Baphoun temple

Walk around the Baphoun temple
Baphuon was the largest temple of its time and only Angkor Wat would surpass it in the following century. It went through a major remake project by the end of the 15th century. Where it was originally built as a place of Hindu worship, dedicated to Shiva…
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Inside the gallery of Baphoun

Inside the gallery of Baphoun
My wife Salama and Swiss/Japanese friend Tako in the arcade inside the Baphoun temple.
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Prasat Baphoun after long restauration

Prasat Baphoun after long restauration
Restoration works prevent access to the temple. This restoration started in 1908 by entangling the structure from the vegetation. In 1972, the process was still ongoing. Workers had dismantled the whole building, numbering each stone to enable them to rec…
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Causeway to Prasat Baphoun

Causeway to Prasat Baphoun
Baphuon temple, originally called Treiphuveakchonamony and later was known as Phounvan and then Phuon.
In April 2011, after 51 years, the archaeologists finished the restoration of the temple.
King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia and Prime Minister Francoi…
Added on March  6, 2012