Bakheng is the most popular spot for sunset viewing in Angkor. And natuarally the most crowded. So we chose Pre Rup instead. The relatively quieter state temple of the 9th century Khmer king Rajendravarman II.
There couldn’t have been a more fitting finale to our four day visit than to watch the sun slip quietly behind the horizon from the top of this second oldest temple in the Angkor complex. The ochre of its ancient laterite and brick, made all the more radiant and mysterious by the warm glow of late evening light.Here are more images from that evening and of the sunset that followed. The spires you see in the horizon, just below the sun in the sunset shots, are those of Angkor Wat!
Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend.