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September 25th 2008
Published: September 27th 2008
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Carved faces
I flew from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap on a twin-propellered plane. It was a turblulent flight.

I'd been really looking forward to this part of the trip, as I'd so many pictures of Angkor Wat and loved the Khmer architecture. I wasn't disappointed. I watched the sun rise over the huge temple and strolled around the complex. The next day I visited a lot more temples in the area, including the one used in 'Tomb Raider', with tree-roots intermingling with carved brickwork - the place had a real ethereal quality to it!

I headed back to Thailand and Bangkok, on a terrible road in appalling weather - well it was the rainy season. From there I fly to Kuala Lumpur.

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Tomb Raider

Angeline wasn't there
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Detail from carving

At Angkor Wat
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More carvings

At Angkor Wat
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A reminder

That there's still about 2 million undetected mines in Cambodia
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Tomb Raider

The trees are huge, but grow very quickly
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Khmer faces

Carvedfrom the stonework

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