Banteay Chhmar: lost temples in Cambodia

As I try to organize the over 100 thousand images! I have on my hard drives, I'm coming across pictures that were somehow forgotten in the depths of so many files...Some of them are these ones I made while on assignment for the 2015 edition of Discover Cambodia Magazine.

The impressive temple of Banteay Chhmar, along with its satellite shrines and baray (reservoir), comprises one of the most important and least understood archaeological complexes from Cambodia's Angkor period.

I feel very fortunate for having had the chance to see a site very few tourists get to see. It was a great experience to at such an amazing place, without the crowds that flood to Angkor Wat every day. 

Dating from the Angkorian period, the temple in Banteay Chhmar is a precious and irreplaceable link to the cultural heritage of the Khmer people. For 800 years, the temple has remained mostly undiscovered and untouched...the forces of Nature resulting in overgrowth and collapse.

For more information about this incredible place, you can access the Banteay Chhmar Community Based Tourism website (click here). You can also find the Discover Cambodia article here

And now talking about what is yet to come, I'm excited about my very first trip to the US next month! I'm gonna spend almost two weeks in California with my girlfriend, and I'm sure it's going to be a memorable trip. But I will share more about that soon...

I hope its all going well with you :)


Bernardo Salce