angkor wat

Upon my arrival in Siem Reap, once the seat of the Khmer Empire, the Hindu iconography in the Buddhist kingdom was striking
I left Siem Ream impressed with the hospitality of its people and would certainly recommend to you to stay more than the usual three days that most travelers take to visit this area.
I've long been fascinated by the mysterious temples of Angkor Wat. Last fall, I spent several days living out my "Tomb Raider" fantasies in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Archeologists say the ruins made up the world's largest empire in the 12th century.
The temple is a wonder world of towering rocks and you ccan see that this temple was magnificent in its prime and was created
Where to stay: There's an abundance of nice hostels, guesthouses, family and boutique hotels in Siem Reap. I find a lot of
3. Oudong and other nearby provinces Only a 25-mile bumpy tuk-tuk ride outside of the city you'll find yourself in Oudong
I gaze into the wall of green to my left, squinting past thick, leafy boughs of the Cambodian jungle, bewildered. I look to my map; there nothing but the giant reservoir to my right and green uniformity to my left. I peer into the jungle, then back to the map. Back to the jungle.
What is the single most amazing sight in the world? The Taj Mahal? The Grand Canyon? Stonehenge?
Some of us have a hard time to get up in time for breakfast, let alone at 4 a.m. to get ready to go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat. Yet, the tortuous alarm clock should remind us of how fortunate we are to experience sunrise over Angkor Wat.
To what extent should Cambodia's past inform plans for travel in the present, which is to say: How ought one to balance the sanguinary with the sanguine? How does one witness, fairly, a horrific genocide in which an estimated 1.7 million people died?
Dusk in Phnom Penh History Cambodia has a very recent painful history, and learning about it isn't only responsible, it's
I stood at the window on the top floor of the skyscraper in the heart of Bangkok looking out at the chaos on the streets below. It was hot and smoggy, and it had taken us about two hours to travel just a few miles to get here.
One in every four Cambodians was murdered during the rule of the Khmer Rouge, between 1975 and 1979. The Missing Picture tells the story of the genocide through a child's perspective, using clay dolls to recreate the director's memories and interspersing these personal scenes with actual footage.
The little girl laughed happily as she read the Braille with her hands, proud that she had mastered all the words. If it was not for the school set up for the blind and deaf, here in Phnom Penh, she would have been left in the dark.
Hostel living reminds me of one particular tour adventure I had. We were touring Ireland with the band, and we played a bar gig somewhere in the country where the fee included housing. Whoa. Never in my life had I stayed in such a place.