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vendredi 6 novembre 2009

Cambodia- temples of Angkor - Angkor Wat

Most visited monument of Cambodia, Angkor Wat has become the emblem of the country. It is represented on the Cambodian flag. To get there, you have to go to Siem Reap, the nearest city. There are several types of passes to visit the temples including a pass 3 days ($ 60 at the time).
Then to move from temple to temple, there are several possibilities, the most comfortable I think is the taxi. For an average of 30 dollar per day, it takes you from morning to evening everywhere you want.

The main temple - Wat Anghkor
Angkor Wat - the temple - cambodia
Temple of Angkor - Buddhist monk
Bas reliefs
Temple of Angkor - cambodia
Angkor's temple - cambodia - walls

Siem Reap and Angkor

I can not say that I saw what Cambodia is during my short trip there in 2007. I only stayed there 3 days and I've been in Siem Reap to visit the temples of Angkor. But I keep a wonderful memory of this days. I really advice you to not just visit the main temple. There are about twenty temples in the area and all worth visiting.
They are in the midst of nature, sometimes really in the forest with trees that are trying to find a way among the stones. There is something peacefull, calm in this place. As soon as you visit the other temples than Angkor Wat, there are often only few tourists. Most tour operators only propose the main temple and sometimes a Banteay Srei visit. The roads to the orange earth, nature, temples, the kind of people ... I look forward to being back in Cambodia in a less touristic mode.

Cambodia - nature - road - Angkor