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Angkor Wat in the Kingdom of Cambodia

September 9, 2009

Deep in the relentless heat and farmland of Siem Reap there are stunning ruins for the eyes to feast on. From Phnom Penh I took a 6 hour bus ride to explore Angkor Wat, a temple that is said to be the world’s largest single religious monument. The ruins of Angkor are a UNESCO World Heritage site and thousands of tourists visit every year to study and admire the temples.

As you can see from my previous post my day started at sunrise. The first photo you’ll see is a series of 4 images. Starting from the top left to the bottom right are shots taken sequentially between 5:35 to 5:50 a.m. Follow through the rest of the photos and you’ll see a glimpse of my 10-hour adventure. I felt like I was exploring out of the movie Tomb Raider…not sure why? 🙂

During the mid-day I had explored for several hours and was feeling the physical exhaustion from walking in the sun, but I pushed forward and had my moto-driver take me out to Banteay Srei, another temple about 30-min drive from Angkor. It was a beautiful site of elaborate wall carvings. Nearby there was a lotus garden and plenty of green to go around. The drive through the province was also worth going out, although dozing off on the back of a fast moving moto during midday was a little tough for me to handle. You’ll see a photo of my driver at the very bottom of this post.

If you’d like to see more there is a video you can watch on You Tube that I’ll post in this entry. Enjoy!

Angkor Wat

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