Millions of visitors flock to Cambodia to see the world-renowned Angkor Wat. Expect the Big Three temples – Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple, and Ta Prohm – to be overcrowded. Unknown to many, there are other temples that are not in most tour itineraries, like this one:
The name of the temple escapes me now (will post the name as soon as I find my notes). It is not well-known as it is often left off the routes of arranged tours. It is just a small temple with some parts were partially collapsed and other areas in relatively good condition. However, at the time of our visit, it was closed for restoration work (hence the fences) and we could only see the facade but not inside the temple. As you can see, there was nobody else in sight when we visited (just me and my husband).
Update: The temple is called Baphuon, a three-tiered temple dedicated to Shiva and is “next door” to Bayon Temple. Both temples are found inside Angkor Thom.