Wolfgang's photos with the Bakan

Apsara portrait

Apsara portrait
Who are the ancient Khmer Goddesses of Angkor Wat?
Meet the women of Angkor Wat (and other Khmer temples) face to face.
Apsaras are so beautiful, supernatural female beings. They are youthful and elegant, and superb in the art of looking.
Added on March  5, 2012

My wife looks out the arcardes

My wife looks out the arcardes
Memory snap shoot out the arcades from the first level in the Angkor Wat.
Added on March  5, 2012

Central tower built with sandstone

Central tower built with sandstone
After we climbed up the stairs, we finally arrived at the top level. Here we were able to enjoy some really great views, because we were now 50 meters from the ground.
The only stone used by Angkorian builders was sandstone, obtained from the Kulen mount…
Added on March  5, 2012

View down from the third level to the second

View down from the third level to the second
Visitors to Angkor Wat take away varied impressions of these amazing temples. Some gain insight into Buddhism or archaeology, and some relate their experience as connecting with the spiritual energy of the temples.
Added on March  5, 2012

Cruciform cloister at the second level

Cruciform cloister at the second level
The cloisters, a Khmer architectural invention, connect the galleries of the 1st & 2nd levels.
Added on March  5, 2012

Steep steps to the third level

Steep steps to the third level
Some of the steps to the higher level are closed now. The first time we came in 1996 we climbed the steep steps without an handrail at the side. The visitors should have no fear of heights.
Added on March  5, 2012

The Bakan in Angkor Wat

The Bakan in Angkor Wat
The most sacred level of Angkor Wat is called the "Bakan" in Khmer.
Added on March  5, 2012