Sunday, January 13, 2013

Temples of Angkor Day 1

Proving that fatigue is all in the mind, a mere 4 hours after hitting bed we were back up and on a tuk tuk ready to see some of the famous temples of Angkor. These are a series of Hindu and Buddhist temples originating from as far back as the 8th century and built by the ancient Khmers.

The first day we decided to hit the more remote and less touristy temples and save Angkor Wat for day two.

East Mebon and Preah Kahn were highlights. The former for the incredible elephant statues and latter for the way the jungle and temple has almost merged. Trees literally have rooted into the walls creating an otherworldly effect.

Warning: gratuitous temple shots ahead.

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