Monday 14 October 2013

Angkor Wat Cambodia

This is one big check for the things I need to do before I die. To be in Cambodia & witness Angkor Wat right with your naked eyes is such a fulfilling dream anyone can experience. Considered to be world's largest religious monument, Angkor Wat is a must see place & definitely worth visiting for. In this blog post, I will share more details of my travel experience, preparation, budget & itineraries to help everyone make the best of your Cambodia's infamous Angkor Wat one of a kind experience. Here we go.

Angkor literally means "Capital City" or "Holy City". In its modern usage, "Angkor" has come to refer to the capital city of the Khmer Empire that existed in the area of Cambodia. It represents the pinnacle of the ancient Khmer architecture, art and civilisation.

There are dozens of temple ruins in the Siam Reap area, many of the most significant within the Angkor Archaeological Park just north of the city, others further afield. The temples vary in importance, interest & condition and are spread over a large area, often kilometres apart. Your itinerary should depend largely on the length of your visit and your level of interest, though some ruins are must-sees. Any itinerary should definitely include the legendary Angkor Wat.

Angkor Wat is visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking. It is a massive three tiered pyramid crowned by five lotus-like towers rising 65 metres from ground level. Angkor Wat is the centerpiece of any visit to the temples of Angkor. 

Entrance to the temple. Supposedly we'll wait for the sundown scenery
but this one is enough for me.

Majestic scenery overlooking the vast waters of Cambodia.

Pardon me for the multiple shots I posted here coz I just love all this photos.

Humble temple standing picturesquely next to a small lake.
With my travel buddy/ ever reliable friend Lucky.
Map & SLR to capture the moments & return home once
you get lost of Angkor Wat's beauty.
Taken this photo while on Tuk-tuk going to the entrance gate.

Rich & beautiful old pagodas.

Several lintel carvings that are still in good condition.

Enter the temple & be lost with it beauty.

Absolutely full of wonderful colonial-era architecture & historic old pagodas.
Stone Windows.
This was an old swimming pool as I heard from a tour guide.

The Wat is unexceptional but the view is spectacular.

Highly respected & displaying some very unique art &

Take a photo with this kids in their national costumes.

Peaceful location in a sweeping view of the surrounding area.

Quite rainy climate that caused minor flooding around the temple.

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