Tomb Raider Doorway at Ta Prohm

Tomb Raider Doorway at Ta Prohm

This doorway at the Ta Prohm temple ruin in Angkor Wat is very famous and popular with tourists as it was featured in a Tomb Raider movie. I haven’t seen the film yet, but I did see the dozens of tourists lining up to have their photographs taken in front of it. I was thinking that I would have to go back early in the morning (and not really wanting to because there is a rope in the way) but fortunately when I walked back for a second look I was able to get in front of the group and grab this very quick snap. To be honest I think there are more interesting parts of this temple where they have let the trees grow over parts of the old ruins.

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

I have spent the past few days in Cambodia photographing the Angkor Archaeological Park just outside Siem Reap. After an 11 hour bus journey from Bangkok to Siem Reap (much of it waiting around at petrol stations and the border) I have spent the past three mornings getting a Tuk-tuk from my hotel to be at Angkor Wat temple ruins for 5am for the famous sunrise. However, it is monsoon season here in Asia, so I couldn’t really have picked a worse time of year to visit. Not 100% happy with the above sunrise, but it was the best of the three days and it is the other photographs of other temple ruins and the people that made my few days in Cambodia a very rewarding experience.