MORE THAN 1000 temples were built in Siem Reap under a succession of ambitious Kings between the 9th and 14th centuries. It is a heritage legacy to rival the Pharoahs.
A handful of the most magnificent temples hog the limelight, for the sheer size or unrivalled artworks or atmosphere. Many others see a steady stream of admirers, others a trickle, and others yet sit lonely and unloved.
Whether it is location, state of preservation, scale, their gods and builders, each temple offers a different experience. No matter what your time-frame, it won’t be enough.