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

by David & Intan

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 place 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 a huge area 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!

Angkor Wat sunrise in Cambodia

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!

Angkor Wat sunrise picture in Cambodia


Ta Som tree door at the Angkor Wat in Cambodia


Bayon Temple at the Angkor Wat in Cambodia

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

This one is part of the 9th century Roluos group.

Baksei Chamkrong temple at the Angkor Wat in Cambodia

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

Enter if you dare.

Pink lotus flower in a swamp

Color in the swamp.

Ta Prohm temple tree root at the Angkor Wat in Cambodia

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

Ancient carvings of Khmer people.

Giant tree root in Cambodia

The massive roots of a strangler tree.

Giant stone faces at the Angkor Wat in Cambodia

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

Stone window

An old stone window.

Prasat Pram temples at the Angkor Wat in Cambodia

The lost temples of Prasat Pram.

Koh Ker pyramid temple

The ancient 7-story pyramid at Koh Ker.

Stone figures on the bridge to Angkor Thom gate

Stone figures guarding the bridge to Angkor Thom temple.

Orange temples of Prasat Pram at the Angkor Wat in Cambodia

The strangler roots are holding this temple together!

Intricate Hindu carvings in an orange stone wall at Banteay Srei

Some of the best Khmer carvings are at Banteay Srei temple.

Leak Neang temple at the Angkor Wat in Cambodia

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

Khmer wall carvings of soldiers and war elephants

The Khmers used elephants in war, and they also used them to build the Angkor temples.

Beng Mealea ruins

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

Stone face in Cambodia

There’s that iconic stone face again.

Banteay Srei temple

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

More strangler trees.

Bayon Temple doorways

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

Elephant statue at Leak Neang temple

An elephant statue at Leak Neang temple.

Paintings for sale at the river market in Siem Reap Cambodia

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

Giant tree root

Epic trees and ancient temples.

Painting for sale at the river market in Siem Reap Cambodia

This was probably my favorite painting at the riverside.

Colorful sunrise behind the outline of Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia



My Camera Gear

Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed these Angkor Wat pictures from Cambodia.

Wondering what type of camera, drone, or other gear I use?

I’ve put together a list of My Camera & Travel Photography Essentials to help you get started!

More Angkor Wat Travel Tips

Looking for more information on the ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia?

Check out my full Angkor Wat Travel Guide with free tips, maps, photos, and more.

See Also

You may also like