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28 January 2009

Bakheng Hill, Siem Reap (Sunset over Angkor Wat)

Phnom Bakheng is located 4,265 feet north of Angkor Wat and 1,312 feet south of Angkor Thom. Enter and leave by climbing a long steep path with some steps on the east side of the monument (height 67 meters, 220 feet). In the 1960 this summit was approached by elephant and, according to a French visitor, the ascent was "a promenade classic and very agreeable". It is a testimony to the love of symmetry and balance which evolved its style ... in pure simplicity of rectangles its beauty is achieved. It is a pyramid mounting in terraces, five of them ... Below Bakheng lays all the world of mystery, the world of the Khmer, more mysterious ever under its cover of impenetrable verdure.
Bakheng Hill from a far
The sunset worth climbing for
Steep and small stairs - be careful
On the hill, loads of tourists
Sunset over Phnom Bakheng
The top temple at Phnom Bakheng
The sun sets among the pillars
When the sun sets, the cameras clicks
View over Angkor Wat
After we descended from Phnom Bakheng
Face the traders at the bottom of the hill

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