Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cambodia Pt 1 (starting near the end)

I'll post about the easier less emotional part of the trip - which also happens to be what we did on the second last day (third day) in Siem Reap. 

We woke up early-ish (after drinking until 3am the morning before) to pile into our big pink bus to head out to visit Angkor Wat and one other temple (the "Angelina Jolie temple - aka where they filmed Tomb Raider) in the Angkor Wat Archeological Park. 

The temples were built between the 9th to 15th century near Siem Reap in Cambodia. These temples remained hidden and forgotten in the jungle until around 150 years ago it was rediscovered by a frenchman. It was placed on the World Heritage list in 1992.

It's a sight to behold. The sheer size of these temples is breathtaking. I don't think words will do it much more justice so I'll just post a bunch of photos.


See what I meant?!?!? I have a ton more photos from these temples. There was something peaceful and magical about walking around structures that were created so long ago. Plus they were so beautiful - because of all the stone every other colour looked magnified. I even made the comment "the moss looks photoshopped"


We spent a few hours wandering around these temples and I can see how people spend entire days exploring. Unfortunately our time was limited so we only saw two of the temples, but it was a nice taste.

 - Brooke

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