Thursday, July 2, 2009

Angkor Wat - The Temple of All Temples. (Siem Reap, Cambodia Day 2)



After an exhausted day, we were dropped dead asleep. But, eventually, we had to wake up at 5.00 am. Hahaha, this was how our day 2 in Siem Reap started. We freshened up and our driver, Mr Baron already waiting for us outside. Then, we began our journey to Angkor Wat to see the sunrise (Yalor, sound so romantic).

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When we reached there, it was actually pitch black. Yet, people from all walks of life were already there to witness the breathtaking moment. We waited patiently for the sunrise. However, after 2 hours of waiting, we gave up because that day was too cloudy! ArghhhH!!!!!!!!!What luck!!!! Well, fate is fate! Then, we proceeded to the core of the temple!

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When I stepped foot inside the temple, it was such an astonishment for because the temple was not only huge, it was quite well-preserved. Of course, we did not miss the chance to take photo crazily.

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Well, as I had stated earlier, the temple was huge. Amazing sculptures were everywhere. To me, one of the most amazing feature in the temple was the carving on the walls - The Churning of The Sea of Milk! It was really an epic being carved on the wall!

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As crazy explorer, we really walked everywhere, including behind the temple! Yup, there was a hidden temple behind Angkor Wat; not a big 1! But, it was quite unique^^. Then after hours of hours walking, we decided to continue our journey!

Next Stop : Temples in Angkor Thom
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Angkor Thom was actually the largest ancient city while Angkor Wat was the largest temple. Anyway, the entrance of Angkor Thom was so breathtaking!

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One of my favourite temples was The Bayon! Yup, you can see faces of zen Buddhas there. What was so amazing that it was being assembled using stone to form a face! Totally cool! Another hour or so there, we were totally worn out! But, again, we were persistent! I can still walk! Then, we walked around Angkor Thom like MAD DOGS!


Temples Travelled
  1. Baphuon (Need 25 years for restoration! Omg! How many 25 years do I have?)
  2. Terrace of Elephant and Leper King (Really a terrace)
  3. Phimeanakas (Need to climb super high stairs)
  4. Prasat Suor Prat (I like this 12 temples; yet, not many people love them)
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After that, my fellow companion - Mr. Lee was too tired to continue. Therefore, we decided to go back to our guesthouse to rest. Around 3pm, we continue our adventure to Preah Khan! That time, it was raining!@@ But, again, it did not stopped us!
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This temple was huge like a maze! If you really do not remember your route, omg, good luck then! Another crazy photo of me! Can you spot the pink shirt guy dancing in the rain?! hahaha!

Without realising we were spending too much time in this maze, it was already 5.30pm. We still had another destination- Bakheng! But, too late, when we reached there, the temple was closed already!...Haiz~~~However, we did not just went back to our guesthouse. Our drive actually drove us back to Angkor Wat to see the sunset! It was indeed a wise move^^~~~
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That night, our dinner was~~~~~~~~~~
kfc in siem reap
We really can't live without KFC. Somehow, KFC is almost the same in Malaysia^^






10 comments:

YULI said...

beautiful place! i wanna visit the temples lah~

Mat`amiT said...

wow very nice place to visit...hope can go there someday

Xjion89 said...

[YULI] it was really an amazing place to visit^^

[MatamiT] haha, wait until H1N1 is under control. then, u can go anywhere you want.

Superbearman89 said...

Is that me or you were wrong? I think the word craving supposed to be carving. (^<^)

Xjion89 said...

oh well, i am not a perfect mortal...
u r rite. u r oways the rite 1^^

Borneo Falcon said...

I read somewhere this place used to be rich with artifacts and a lot of those got stolen

Xjion89 said...

yes, actually, the worst was near the Angkor Thom Entrance Gate. Apparently, most of the buddha heads were being "chopped". Later, they restored them, but they were not really fit.

Johnny Ong said...

all the way there to eat kfc??? hehe

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