Angkor Wat, Cambodia
(26th Aug 2007 - 31st Aug 2007)
Besides Angkor Wat, there are many other temples you can explore.
Arrive in Siem Reap International Airport with Hwang, Zairynn and
Air Asia colourful plane...
Tuk tuk, our main transport throughout our stay in Cambodia.
On the way to town to check in...
Walkaround town. Try some roast bananas... yummy
Lunch. Noodle soup with bean sprouts, and tapioca pinapple drink..
Purchasing tickets .. US$40.00 for 3 days.
Causeway to Angkor Wat
The moat surrounding Angkor Wat
that was dug by people thousands of years ago...
Oh I'm here... Angkor Wat
heh heh ...
Yazmi, and his daughter Zairynn and Hwang. Its already evening and
Angkor Wat closing.
Nice trees and some stalls around the temple.
A nice spot for photoshoot...
Back to Siem Reap town and its time for dinner.
Some nice restaurants to cater for western tourists.
Lots of restaurants selling western food and local khmer food.
Stop at second hand book store
Amok ... local Khmer food. Something like otak otak with rice.
Chicken, beef and fish with lots of onions...and coconut milk..
Next day early morning get up at 5 am to catch the 'sunrise'
We are up on a hill somewhere ... Phnom Bakeng
Entering the south gate to Angkor Thom
Next stop ... Bayon
Massive stone faces
One of the guides explaning how the temples were built.
How did they lift those huge blocks of sandstone ?
Some restoration work being carried out on the temple foundations.
Another temple and more steps
Next stop .. Ta Prohm... "Jungle Temple" where they took
some scenes for the Tomb Raider movie...
Famous tree ...
Tourists taking turns to take photo with another famous tree
Beautiful carvings of Apsara
Close up of sandstone
Sir, you want to buy ? ... 5 for 1 DOLLAR...
Oooh... perfect spot for indiana jones to swing down...
Dinner time and we have buffet with Apsara dance...
Next day.. hordes of tourists at Angkor
Ok I'm inside Angkor Wat... Apsara carvings on the walls...
Climb up more steps
Photoshoot in a window...
Walking around inside Angkor wat
The carvings on the walls depicting important events and stories from
the ramayana and mahabharata
Fighting and wars...
Padi fields ... on the way to another temple about 30mins away
Problem with tuk tuks ...
Red sandstone ... elaborate decorative wall carvings at
Banteay Srei - citadel of the women
Banteay Srei is a miniature version compare to the size of other temples.
Yazmi posing ....
Eating dragon fruit
Petrol station at the village...
We stop by at the cambodian landmine museum
Paintings of Khmer Rouge killing people ...
Hug the missile
Another temple... which is older than Angkor Wat...
Made of bricks because they hadn't figured out how to move huge sanstone
On a boat in West Baray ... a reservoir ..
Kids selling wooden bracelets and practising English...
Helicopter at the war museum
Next day on the way to the boat that will take us to Phnom Penh
Boat ride on Tonle Sap lake ... Journey to Phnom Penh took about 5
Arrive in Phnom Penh
Lunch at nice restaurant... we ate here about 3 times..
Shopping for souvenirs
Dinner... beef noodle soup...
Next day we go to Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tourists looking at info
One of the mass grave sites.. spooky ..
1975-1979 - about 20,000 people were executed and murdered.
Skulls of the millions of people who where killed under the Pol Pot
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.
A school that was converted into a prison by the Pol Pot
A room where prisoners were tortured during the Pol Pot regime.
You can still see bloodstains on the floor.
Next stop, French Market in Phnom Penh
Try eating bugs ...
Sunglasses .......US$2 dollar only ...
Phnom Penh National Museum
The friendly guide explaning to us ..
Next day... lunch at our favourite restaurant. Its merdaka day ...
Bye bye to Cozyna Hotel.
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