Phnom Bakheng is north of Angkor Wat and is a magnificent five tiered structure set on the top of a naturally formed hill.

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The towers are the most outstanding feature and originally they totalled 109! The base had 44 towers, plus 12 on each of the five tiers and another 5 on the very top.

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Many towers are missing now, but it is those that remain that give you the most incredible photo opportunities in every direction.

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Looking back behind me, the rising sun casts a golden glow on the ruined remains of the central tower.

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The towers being adorned by the first rays of the morning sun.  Amazing colours even in the clouds!

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To complete the gloriousness of sunrise at Phnom Bakheng, to the south east, Angkor Wat can be seen emerging through the humid mist of the morning.

Divine!

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