Thailand (III): The Khmer temples

Heading East along the Cambodian border stand the most interesting temples of the Khmer empire within Thailand. None of these temple complexes has the grandeur of Angkor Vat in the southern neighboring country but they compensate that fact with their architectural refinement.

Visitors – mostly from Asia – come in great numbers. A curious and appropriate human frame for those stones, from a westerner perspective.

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Prasat Muang Tham, Thailand, 2013

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Prasat Muang Tham, Thailand, 2013

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Prasat Hin Phanon Rung, Thailand, 2013

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Prasat Hin Phanon Rung, Thailand, 2013

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Prasat Hin Phanon Rung, Thailand, 2013

↑Who said that cultural tourism is just for old timers?

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Prasat Hin Phanon Rung, Thailand, 2013

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Prasat Hin Phanon Rung, Thailand, 2013

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Prasat Hin Phanon Rung, Thailand, 2013

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Nang Rong, Thailand, 2013

↑Back in town, is business as usual…

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography, 2013

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5 responses

  1. beautiful

    November 15, 2013 at 01:16

  2. It looks you had a great time and impressions in your Thailand journey. Nice place and pictures.

    November 15, 2013 at 03:11

    • António Marques

      Thailand is a well organized country and things tend to run smoothly for the traveler…

      November 15, 2013 at 10:17

  3. Great use of the human element to give a sense of scale and depth and… aliveneness.

    November 15, 2013 at 10:19

    • António Marques

      Yeah… People always give that authenticity to places. Otherwise, it would be just scenery. Thanks, Alessandro.

      November 15, 2013 at 16:24

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