Bull Riding in the Temples of Angkor, Cambodia
No trip to Cambodia is complete without a visit to the legendary Angkor Temple Complex, located just outside the bustling town of Siem Reap.
Often considered to be the Eighth Wonder of the World, the magnificent Temples of Angkor are arguably the most impressive temples in the world. What many people don’t know (ourselves included) is that the temple complex actually stretches over 75 square kilometres and includes hundreds of archaeological sites, abandoned cities and temple ruins.
After climbing hundreds of stairs to reach the top of Pre Rup Temple, we were greeted by endless jungle in every direction. It reminded us of the Mayan temples and pyramids in Guatemala’s Tikal National Park.
As we soaked up our surroundings, we heard the playful calls of a young boy. Curious about who was shouting at us, we walked to the edge of the temple and looked down, where we saw this young Cambodian boy proudly riding his bull through the empty temple grounds.
It made for a truly original capture, amplified by some tilt-shift photo editing. If you like this style of “miniature” photography, check out these miniature photos from around the world.