At Angkor Wat, my friend Catherine and I developed a mantra: Look backwards. As we moved through the temples, the momentum of the crowd was constantly pushing us forward, towards the next building or the next statue. But if we stopped to look behind us, we got an entirely different perspective of whichever temple we were visiting at the time. We saw beautiful statues and small courtyards that we would never have noticed otherwise. And sometimes, this translated into better photos. This is not the typical shot of Angkor Wat as it is “properly” approached, but rather the view from the back gate, which gives a relatively unobstructed view of the iconic central temple.