Thursday, July 1, 2010

Siem Reap / Angkor

Angkor Wat at sunrise

Preah Khan

What can I say? The temples and palaces are magnificently beautiful relics. Photos can't really capture it. Massive trees are growing on top of some of the structures, with the roots crawling down the rocks searching for the ground. These enormous trees are ancient, which gives you an even better understanding of how old the temples are. The sheer amount of structures that can be visited is also overwhelming, and it's really amazing how large and widespread the system is (and even more so, was).

Visiting the outer temples, which are less touristy, is even better than visiting the major temples like Angkor Wat. At the less-visited temples there were certain times when it felt like Erik and I were literally the only two people around. 

We spent 2 days exploring the ruins and soon we will be making our way north and east from Siem Reap into Laos.

love H

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