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Monday, May 26, 2014

Baphuon Temple

Happy Monday Y'all! 

I hope your weekend was a good one. Matt and I were busy showing my dad around Korea, so forgive us for being pretty absent around here. To make up for it, I wanted to show you another stop we made along our Small Circuit Tour of the Angkor Wat complex. 

After walking through and being amazed by Bayon Temple, we continued along the path to Baphuon Temple. According to the books, this is known as the 'world's largest jigsaw puzzle'. I guess a group of archaeologists took apart the temple, but the records were destroyed during the upset of the Khmer Rouge. Now, after years of research, the temple is being restored. 

While not as large as Bayon or Angkor, Baphuon is pretty amazing. It reminded me of the pictures I've seen of some of the temples in South America. 

If you've missed any of our past stories about Cambodia- catch up with us here


  1. Wow! So cool that it defiitely gives off the whole Mayan vibe even though it's thousands of miles away!

    1. It really does- doesn't it! Many of the temples looked similar, but then we would come across one that would look completely different in style. It was amazing to walk through.

  2. Omg, I love these photos!! I can see what you are saying about the connection between temples in South America. Beautiful photos and I love getting a look at a temple other than Angkor Wat. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much! I haven't been to South America yet, but I hope to get there one day. It would be nice to see the similarities.


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