Siem Reap is said to house the greatest concentration of architectural riches of that on earth. Being on a tight time scale I opted for a one day pass to the temples of Angkor. In which, I visited the world's largest religious building, Angkor Wat; the riotous jungle of Ta Prohm; and one of the most interesting temples I have seen, Bayon.
There are ofcourse many more temples surving today, showcasing Angkor's strength as a religious and social centre of the ancient Khmer empire. Here is a photo post, highlighting the three temples I visited.
The Incredible Angkor Wat:
Ta Prohm, also known as the Tomb Raider temple, where it was used for the set. Nature runs wild, trees strangle the surviving stones.
Bayon: this temple is a legacy of the King Jayavarman VII, where 216 carved faces assert religious and regal authority.
This is also where the tour company provided lunch. The tuk tuk driver drove myself and the tour guide around for the day.