Baphuon Temple, CambodiaFriday, July 04, 2008
The Baphuon temple was built around 1060, before the royal city of Angkor Thom was built around it. Largely collapsed and in ruined condition, the main temple area is undergoing extensive restoration and is not open to the public. The exterior entry gate and elevated walkway are open. Note the unique animal carvings at the walkway entrance, and the large reclining Buddha on the west side, added to the temple at a much later period.