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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Brunei
Bander Seri Begawan
Kota Batu
 The Tomb of Syarif Ali, the third Sultan of Brunei who died in 1432.
Bulgaria
Sofia
 The Church of St George is Sofia's oldest preserved building and was built in the 4th century by the Romans.
Bulgaria
Sofia
 The 6th century Church of St Sofia was built by Justinian and gives its name to the city.
Bulgaria
Rila Monastery
 Rila Monastery was founded in 927 AD.
The Nativity Church is set in a multi-cloistered irregularly shaped courtyard.
Bulgaria
Rila Monastery
 Detail of the church dome.
Bulgaria
Rila Monastery
 In the elegantly carved courtyard of the monastery.
Bulgaria
Rila Monastery
 The four storey monks' quarters at Rila Monastery, which is set in forested mountains.
Bulgaria
Rila Monastery
 View of the four level balconies of the monks' quarters.
Bulgaria
Rila Monastery
 Rila Monastery is famous for its murals and its ceilings and walls are covered with them.
Bulgaria
Rila Monastery
 Mural from the monastery.
Bulgaria
Rila Monastery
 Wall mural in the Nativity Church.
Bulgaria
Rila Monastery
 One of the many wall mural in the monastery.
Bulgaria
Rila Monastery
 Mural of scenes from heaven and hell.
Bulgaria
Rila Monastery
 The mural covered cloisters.
Bulgaria
Rila Monastery
 Icons for sale.
Bulgaria
Rila Monastery
 Rila Monastery is set in the forested Rila Mountains.
Bulgaria
Rila Monastery
 The monks' quarters.
Bulgaria
Veliko Tarnovo
Tsarevets
 Tsarevets (overlooking Veliko Tarnovo) is a medaeval fortress which used to be the capital of Bulgaria.
Bulgaria
Veliko Tarnovo
Tsarevets
 The main gate to the fort with the Church of the Blessed Saviour at the highest point.
Bulgaria
Veliko Tarnovo
Tsarevets
 The fortifications.
Bulgaria
Veliko Tarnovo
Tsarevets
 Watchtower along the walls of the fort.
Bulgaria
Veliko Tarnovo
Tsarevets
 The Royal Palace.
Bulgaria
Veliko Tarnovo
Tsarevets
 Part of the Royal Palace which once covered an area of 4500 square metres.
Bulgaria
Veliko Tarnovo
Tsarevets
 The Church of the Blessed Saviour (1235) at the highest point in Tsarevets fort.
Bulgaria
Veliko Tarnovo
Tsarevets
 View of Veliko Tarnovo from the walls of Tsarevets fort.
Bulgaria
Plovdiv
 The 15th century Jumaya Mosque is one of the oldest in the Balkans. The minaret is 23m high.
Bulgaria
Plovdiv
 The 2nd century Roman Amphitheatre, built by Trajan, was lost until a 1972 landslide.
Bulgaria
Plovdiv
 Nebet Tepe is a Thracian hilltop settlement dating from 5000 BC.
Bulgaria
Varna
Thermae
 The Thermae are ruins of a series of Roman baths dating from the 2nd century AD.
Bulgaria
Varna
Thermae
 Undeground toilet and changing area at the Thermae, Europe's third largest Roman ruins.
Bulgaria
Nesebar
 The walls of the 5000 years old settlement of Nesebar were built by Thracians and fortified by Greeks.
Bulgaria
Nesebar
 Nesebar is famous for its distinctive brick and ceramic churches like the 14th century Pentokrator Church.
Bulgaria
Nesebar
 St Spa's Church (1609) is below ground level, common for churches built during the Ottoman period.
Bulgaria
Nesebar
 St Paraskeva's Church dates from the 13th century. It is now an art gallery.
Bulgaria
Nesebar
 The 10th century Church of John The Baptist.
Bulgaria
Nesebar
 The ruins of the Basilica of Bogoritsa Eleitsa overlook the Black Sea.
Bulgaria
Nesebar
St Stefan Church
 St Stefan Church dates from the 12th century.
Bulgaria
Nesebar
St Stefan Church
 16th century murals.
Bulgaria
Nesebar
 Detail of 14th century Archangels Michael and Gabriel Church.
Bulgaria
Nesebar
 St John Aliturgetos Church was built in the 14th century but destroyed by an earthquake in 1913.
Bulgaria
Nesebar
 The ruins of the 6th century Basilica which was sacked by Venetians in 1257.
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Royal Palace
 The Royal Palace was built in 1892. Most of its treasures were destroyed during the Khmer Rouge period.
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Royal Palace
 Palace building donated by Napoleon III.
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Royal Palace
 Hanuman's army of monkeys from the Ramayana on the palace walls.
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Royal Palace
 The palace walls are decorated with a mural of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Royal Palace
 Detail of a carved pagoda.
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Royal Palace
 The Silver Pagoda has silver floor tiles as well as gold Buddhas.
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Royal Palace
 Shrines and temples dot the Silver Pagoda complex.
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Royal Palace
 Typical temple architecture in the Silver Pagoda complex.
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Royal Palace
 Pagodas in the Silver Pagoda complex.
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Royal Palace
 Detail of the roof of the Silver Pagoda.
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
 The former French Embassy where Westerners gathered when the city fell to the Khmer Rouge, a scene recreated in the film "The Killing Fields".
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
S-21
 Photographs of Khmer Rouge victims at S-21, the infamous building where thousands were tortured and killed.
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
S-21
 Skulls of victims, many still blindfolded.
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
S-21
 One of the torture rooms left as found. S-21 was originally a school.
Cambodia
Choeng Ek
 A memorial to the infamous Cambodian 'Killing Fields' at Choeng Ek.
Cambodia
Choeng Ek
 Skulls from the Killing Fields, many showing head injuries.
Cambodia
Choeng Ek
 Series of mass graves, some still with the clothing of victims.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 One of the five gateways to Angkor Thom, a metropolis that once housed a million people.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 The south gateway is flanked by angels and devils churning the ocean with a giant snake.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 The south gateway is 20m high and dates from the 12th century. The centre of Angkor Thom is still 1km away.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 The Bayon Temple is at the centre of Angkor Thom.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 The Bayon Temple is built on three levels.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 The Bayon Temple has 172 Bodhisattva heads on towers each containing four faces.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 One of the distinctive stone Bodhisattva heads at the Bayon Temple.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 The Bayon Temple has 1.2 km of carvings. Khmer soldiers marching to battle with their officers on elephant back.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 A relief carving showing the preparation of food on the walls of the 10th century Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 Two boars being prodded to fight, from the reliefs on the Bayon Temple.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 A piroque (Cham canoe) on the Bayon Temple.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 Putting a piglet into a pot (Bayon Temple).
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 Carving of people bringing an offering, from the Bayon Temple.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 The royal ecnlosure is fronted by a terrace of figures and animals.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 The Terrace of the Elephants is 350m long and was used for royal ceremonies.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 The Terrace of the Leper King is a 7m high platform covered with asparas.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 The Baphon is a 43m high pyramid dating from 1060.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Thom
 A 200m long stone walkway raised on circular columns leads to the Baphon.
Cambodia
Angkor
Preah Khan
 Gateway to Preah Khan Temple.
Cambodia
Angkor
Preah Khan
 Angels using a naga (snake) to churn the sea, a common theme at Angkor.
Cambodia
Angkor
Preah Khan
 Detail of the stone carving on the walls of the temple.
Cambodia
Angkor
Preah Khan
 The curved roof of Preah Khan is typical of Khmer architecture.
Cambodia
Angkor
Preah Khan
 The stunning stone carvings of Angkor.
Cambodia
Angkor
 Ta Keo is an 11th century Buddhist temple with a 50m high central tower.
Cambodia
Angkor
Ta Prohm
 The gateway to Ta Prohm, one of the largest temples at Angkor.
Cambodia
Angkor
Ta Prohm
 Ta Prohm is a 12th century Buddhist temple which has been left in its unrestored overgrown state.
Cambodia
Angkor
Ta Prohm
 Ta Prohm could hold 12 thousand people.
Cambodia
Angkor
Ta Prohm
 Ta Prohm has some excellent stone carvings.
Cambodia
Angkor
Lolei
 Lolei is a 9th century Buddhist monastery.
Cambodia
Angkor
Lolei
 Lolei was originally Hindu with Javanese influences.
Cambodia
Angkor
Lolei
 Detail of a carving at Lolei.
Cambodia
Angkor
Lolei
 Modern temple being constructed at Lolei.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Wat
 The three central towers of Angkor Wat are a symbol of Cambodia.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Wat
 Angkor Wat is the world's largest temple complex and dates from around 1000 AD.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Wat
 The 51m central tower at the 11th century Angkor Wat.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Wat
 Stunning architecture at Angkor Wat.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Wat
 Detail of the stone work at Angkor Wat.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Wat
 The main temple is surrounded by a naga balustrade.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Wat
 One of the entrance portals to the temple.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Wat
 The inner courtyard.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Wat
 Carved staircase.
Cambodia
Angkor
Angkor Wat
 The centre of the Angkor Wat complex.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2017 KryssTal

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