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Phoneography Challenge: The Angkor Wat in Black and White

The Angkor Wat in Cambodia is the largest religious monument in the world. We visited this architectural wonder in November last year.

Angkor Wat b&w 01

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.

Angkot Wat b&w 05

Angkot Wat b&w 02
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.

Angkor Wat b&w 03

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.

Angkot Wat b&w 04
Photos taken using a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and edited using Snapseed.

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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.