So we skipped sunrise and slept in a bit till at least 6am.
The day started at the bridge over the moat into the South Gate of Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom was constructed in the late 12th and early 13th centuries after the Cham's sacked the previous capital. At its peak it is thought to of supported over 1 million people (London at this time was around 50,000 people).
The faces above the south gate.
The gate is one of 5 holes through the 12km wall around the city that is 8 metres high and encircled by a 100m moat. You get the feeling that you are being watched, they have this presence about them.
The Bayon is the main temple in Angkor Thom and is one of the highlights of Angkor.