We arrived at the Angkor moat in the pre-dawn darkness before unrise. We entered the West Gate so as to see the silhouetting the temple towers. The early morning heat and humidity fogged our camera lenses for the first series of shots.
Entrance through the first Gate Building
We sat on the ledge of one of the outer temple wall
while our guide briefed us and gave us background information.
Carrying on toward the Temple across the large grassed area.
The sun is still hidden behind the temple but the grounds are now well lit.
The temple towers are in silhouette as the sun creeps higher.
Finding seats to view the full sunrise.
Wandering the Temple grounds under full dawn light.
We dodged our way around historic structures and
through throngs of sellers of souvenirs on our way to the toilet facility
Approaching the Temple Entrance
Exploring Angkor Wat Temple
1. Arrival :: 2. Sunrise :: 3. Grounds :: 4. Bas Relief
5. Interior :: 6. Exit :: Alternates 1 :: Alternates 2
Bill and Sue-On Hillman