30 Angkor Wat Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cambodia

The Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia is one of the biggest religious monuments in the world, and a quick look at some Angkor Wat pictures will convince any serious traveler to add it to their bucket list.

Exploring this area feels a bit like stepping into The Jungle Book. These are massive Hindu temple ruins built by the Khmer empire in the 12th century, and they cover hundreds of acres of land.

I’ve visited Cambodia several times, but it’s always a fascinating and thought provoking place. Hopefully these Angkor Wat pictures inspire your travels too!

Sunrise at the Angkor Wat. You’ll have to fight your way through crowds of tourists to get a front seat, but this is one sunrise you don’t want to miss!

 
 
 

Perfection.

 
 
 

Ta Som tree door at the Angkor Wat in Cambodia
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Wonder.

 
 
 

Bayon Temple at the Angkor Wat in Cambodia
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Bayon temple is one of the first stops on a tour of the Angkor small circuit. It’s a great place to take Angkor Wat pictures.

 
 
 

Bakong temple at the Angkor Wat in Cambodia
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This one is part of the 9th century Roluos group.

 
 
 

Baksei Chamkrong temple at the Angkor Wat in Cambodia
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This pyramid temple is a hidden gem and one of my favorites in the whole area.

 
 
 

Prasat Pram temple doorway at the Angkor Wat in Cambodia
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Enter if you dare.

 
 
 

Pink lotus flower in a swamp
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Color in the swamp.

 
 
 

Ta Prohm is one of the most famous temples in the Angkor Wat. It’s called the Tomb Raider temple because of being featured in the Angelina Jolie movie.

 
 
 

Khmer figure stone carvings
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Ancient carvings of Khmer people.

 
 
 

Giant tree root in Cambodia
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The massive roots of a strangler tree.

 
 
 

Giant stone faces at the Angkor Wat in Cambodia
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These stone faces at Bayon temple are one of the most well known sights of Angkor.

 
 
 

Stone window
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An old stone window.

 
 
 

Prasat Pram temples at the Angkor Wat in Cambodia
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The lost temples of Prasat Pram.

 
 
 

Koh Ker pyramid temple
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The ancient 7-story pyramid at Koh Ker.

 
 
 

Stone figures on the bridge to Angkor Thom gate
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Stone figures guarding the bridge to Angkor Thom temple.

 
 
 

Orange temples of Prasat Pram at the Angkor Wat in Cambodia
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The strangler roots are holding this temple together!

 
 
 

Intricate Hindu carvings in an orange stone wall at Banteay Srei
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Some of the best Khmer carvings are at Banteay Srei temple.

 
 
 

Leak Neang temple at the Angkor Wat in Cambodia
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Leak Neang temple is one of the stops on the Angkor Wat grand circuit tour.

 
 
 

Khmer wall carvings of soldiers and war elephants
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The Khmers used elephants in war, and they also used them to build the Angkor temples.

 
 
 

Beng Mealea ruins
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Some of the temples, like Beng Mealea, have almost completely fallen apart over time.

 
 
 

Stone face in Cambodia
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There’s that iconic stone face again.

 
 
 

Banteay Srei temple
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Banteay Srei is one of the less visited temples in Cambodia because of its distance from Siem Reap, but the colors and design are unique.

 
 
 

Ta Som tree doorway
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More strangler trees.

 
 
 

Bayon Temple doorways
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The many doorways of Bayon temple. Which one is right?

 
 
 

Elephant statue at Leak Neang temple
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An elephant statue at Leak Neang temple.

 
 
 

Paintings for sale at the river market in Siem Reap Cambodia
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Some paintings for sale at the river market in Siem Reap.

 
 
 

Giant tree root
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Epic trees and ancient temples.

 
 
 

Painting for sale at the river market in Siem Reap Cambodia
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This was probably my favorite painting at the riverside.

 
 
 

Majestic.

 

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