Lost in Angkor Wat...

And my itchy feet take me further...

This time, I had a wonderful experience in Cambodia...




Attending a 2-day seminar on Genocide in Phnom Penh ( I will share the photos on another page :D), I welcomed myself to this fellow ASEAN member states..



Phnom Penh is nice...familiar warm feelings that I got whenever I visited ASEAN countries..

Then, as people say, a visit to Cambodia will never be complete without paying a visit to Angkor Wat :D..

So, without further due, I flew to Siem Reap with Angkor Air and plunged myself to the ancient-old mystical Angkor Wat..

It was an amazing journey....



First thing first, as soon as I arrived, I got my tuk-tuk, had an appointment with the driver for my early-morning ride, and snuggled to my lovely Wooden Angkor hotel (really recommended :D...read my comments for Siem Reap and Phnom Penh at tripadvisor :D)

The first thing crossing my mind while stepping my itchy-feet here was Borobudur..

Borobudur is indeed an amazing artifact as well...and visiting Angkor Wat was like paying a pilgrimage to its homeland...



By the way....Trying to get a good spot amidst hundreds of people already flocking in Angkor Wat since 5 am was not that easy apparently...

it was pitch black dark at that time...and I was literally squeezing myself..

Then, after moving at least 3 times, I got my spot :D...



The temples are amazing...so many things to see...

As it was a huge complex, I really have to manage my time and make my priorities..
I was a bit more ambitious at first, but after reality hits me (plus scorching sun the beginning of March :D ), then I dragged myself until the very last minute to the main attractions...

Starting with Angkor Wat, enjoying its magnificent sunrise


and the sun kissed the morning....

Reflecting the five peaks of Mount Meru Architectural masterpiece..Angkor Wat stands majestically until present day...


Then I continued the journey, trying to absorb the ancient vibes in its grandioso form, strolling around walls upon walls of hundred-year-old stories printed on those bas-reliefs..


somebody tell me what the story here...
one of the bas-relief in Angkor Wat...


The Apsara Lady...
Then to Bayon temple, famous for its smiling Budha ...many of them...



More....I walked further to Ta Phrom to see the famous spot of the Lara Croft's Tomb Raider...but I guess I will do so on the next page :D....so, stay with me :D....

1 comment:

  1. asyik ya, mak. jadi pengen main ke sana, moga aja ada rezeki hehe

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