The Angkor Wat in Cambodia is the largest religious monument in the world. We visited this architectural wonder in November last year.
The above was my first glimpse of the temple. Needless to say, I was amazed since this has long been in my list of must-sees.
The temple is beautiful and we couldn’t help but marvel at its intricate details, especially when our guide told us that it was built in the 12th century.
Angkor Wat was built by King Sryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. It was originally a Hindu temple, but later became a Buddhist temple.
Over the years, Angkot Wat has become Cambodia’s symbol (it’s in its flag) and main tourist attraction. No wonder the place was packed with tourists.
These are all panoramic shots because I find it easier to use this feature on a mobile phone, than on my Sony RX 100 II.
Photos taken using a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and edited using Snapseed.
This post is an entry to the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge by Lens and Pens by Sally. This week’s theme is Black and White.
Your set of images draw me into your experience, and the architecture is made more inviting by the black and white. I even felt the ambience of this scared place. Happy Photo Challenge.
Thank you, Sally. I always shoot in color so this was another challenging post for me. Thanks for being an inspiration.
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I also like the width you got with your photos. Since it’s such a large place, the width conveyed that better than a traditional shot.
Thank you, Janet. That’s also the reason why I opted to take some photos of the temple in panoramic mode.
Beautiful photos, especially in black and white; that last photo is magnificent!
Thank you. I love looking at your photos – the angle, lighting, and composition are well thought of.
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I love the b&w here! It seems to put the focus on the history vs the random tourists. Beautiful photos!
Thank you. Your comment about random tourists made me appreciate them since I used to see them as mere distractions. Thank you.
Totally wonderful images of a wonder! 🙂