Angkor Wat: A view of the lower-level galleries from the southwest corner

A view of the galleries from the southwest corner of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

A view of the galleries from the southwest corner of Angkor Wat

A view of the galleries from the southwest corner
Surrounding the Angkor Wat Temple is a rectangular structure built at its perimeter on the lower level. Each side of this structure faces a cardinal direction and has a gallery carved with narrative bas-reliefs depicting scenes based on the episodes described in the ancient Indian texts, including the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, and the Puranas. Check the Angkor Wat Bas-Reliefs page for a detailed explanation of the bas-reliefs on all the four galleries.

The image is a view of the temple from the southwest corner and shows the west and south galleries. There is a pavilion where these galleries meet. Also visible are some upper levels structures, including three towers on the Bakan (i.e., uppermost terrace).

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