Our tuk-tuk driver liked us and decided to take us on a tour of his rural village far outside Siem Reap. Our first foray into the marketplace ended up with every giggling at us because they hadn’t seen many white people. This fellow was more that willing to have his photo taken because he was … More Photo a day, April 14, 2012, Hardware stall at Dam Dek Market
Built in the 10th century by King Rajendravarman, the East Mebon temple complex was its own island in the middle of the vast East Baray reservoir. With four stone landing docks, one can almost see the boats slowly making their way towards the temple.
Preah Kahn is a 12th century temple built under the reign of King Jayavarman VII. One of the most beautiful temples, it is a must-see for all travelers to Siem Reap. Each of the temples has unique aspects and if you have time, visit a wide swath of temples to understand not only the history, … More Photo a day, April 10, 2012 – The Bridge to Preah Khan
Built at the end of the 10th century, the Phimeanakas or celestial temple was dedicated to the ruler Rajendravarman. According to a legend, the ruler spent the first watch of each night with a woman thought to representa Naga, in the now non-existent tower. Only on the second watch could the king return to his … More Photo a day, April 9, 2012 – Phimeanakas Temple, Cambodia
Built in the late 12th or early 13th century, the Bayon Temple complex is one of the most striking of the Khmer Ankor temples. The temple is extremely busy during the day, so late afternoon or early morning is easily the best time to visit.