Angkor Temples, Siem Reap


Where the Killing Fields were a shaming memory in human history, the Temples of Angkor lie in Siem Reap as a source of  pride in the human race’s capabilities to create  architectural beauty.  Built by a number of kings that ruled the Khymer empire around 12th century, the temples are a mix of devotion to Hindi and Buddist deities.  Its hard to describe the awe striking beauty of the temples of Ankor, I’ll let the pictures do it justice. Jordan and I are not too interested in visiting temples for an extended amount of time and by day three we were still not completely “templed” out.  We did as much as we could from waking up at 4 am to see the sun rise over Angkor Wat, marveling at the Tomb Raider site of Ta Prohm, to listening to endless explanations from our guide of the various carvings and history of the temples.  One thing we did reallt appreciate was coming back to our hotel and lying by the pool after a long day of “templing”.

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