Time travel back in August 1, 2010...
On our Day 2 stay in Siem Reap, we arranged our trip to the main reason why we went to Cambodia: to tour around the great Angkor temples. Regarded as a UNESCO World Heritage, we didn't miss this chance to be in one of the places me and E has been dreading to go. The night before, we arranged a transportation service with our Ton Le Sap tuktuk driver Tom, to fetch us at the hotel before sunrise. We get ready as early as 430am, but to our dismay, Tom arrived past 6am, with reason of his vehicle couldn't get through the flood in his area.
An interesting carving on the wall, Hindu style.
Im dwarfed in this structure located in the upper terrace of the temple. Called Bakan, said to be the principal sanctuary, and could have been a shelter to the statue of Vishnu (great god of Hinduism).
Another view of the Bakan santuary.
Me on the steep stairs going to the uppermost worship site of Bakan.
Wall decorations within the area.
At the entrance going to Bayon temple
Wall carving, Hindu style.
Me and my travel buddy E, our pic taken at the Victory gate of Angkor Thom, with our Tuktuk ride
Our last stop of touring around the Angkor Park, was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Ta Prhom means "ancestor Brahma" construction was in 1181AD after Jayavarman VII ascended the throne of Cambodia, made as a shrine to his mother.
The temple, noticeably flat, opposed to others as pyramid like.
It was one of the popular temple located within the jungle with large trees growing out of the ruins making it distinctive among the temples.