Friday, November 13, 2009

Back from Siem Reap

During the trip, it was extremely hot & sunny. All the temples in Angkor looks almost alike. If don't have the tour guide to tell the history & stories of the buildings, I think we would have just seeing stones. Anyway, I've also almost forgotten the stories.

A group photo at Baphuon when 2 priest walked by.

A must to take this kind of face-to-face photo when visiting Angkor Archaeological Park. You can easily find the faces in Bayon:

Our tour guide - Sokhom, who is a Cambodia Chinese. All the tour guides are wearing similar uniforms in Siem Reap. When some of us wanted to give the kids sweets, he explained that don't give them sweet as this might lead the kids don't want to go to school as they assume they can get free sweets in Angkor. Their education is free. Sokhom has bundles of pencil, he also doesn't want to distributed to kids at here, he rather gives to kids in rural area.

This is a trip that I watch the most sunrise & sunset. This was the sunset in Tonle Sap lake for the 1st day evening.

The 2nd day's sunset at Bakheng:

The 3rd day's sunrise at Angkor Wat:

The 3rd day's sunset at Angkor Wat:

Budget RM1K is enough to cover this trip for 5D4N. It is not cheap to eat in Siem Reap as the cambodian will charge more expensive to foreigners in USD. When I'm back to Msia, I've brought back a pair of brown dirt shoes as the road in Siem Reap was almost not build with tar, that's why the city was full of dirt, we have to wear mask while riding tuk-tuk.

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