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The small thing of gods

March 28th 2007
After yesterday's lie-in, it was back to 4:15AM, as we wanted to see the sun rise at Banteay Srei, which is further away from Siem Reap than the main temples. It was a good decision to go there, as the rose-coloured stone looked excellent in the low sun. The site was also small (both in size and proportions - some of the doorways were barely a metre high), almost free of tourists, and covered in d ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap

Cambodian Flag Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, whose Angkor Empire extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Subsequently, attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the ... ... read more
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