The Past Glories of the Khmer Empire


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September 13th 2014
Published: June 11th 2017
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Today was an amazing day! I can't believe how lucky we are to be here and to see these wonderful sights. We were up early as usual (I have been waking up early and been unable to get back to sleep since our holiday started - I hope one day to get a full night's sleep!). Breakfast is included here and we went up to the 6th floor rooftop restaurant for our breakfast buffet just before 7 am. And it ... Read Full Entry



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Lori at Angkor WatLori at Angkor Wat
Lori at Angkor Wat

We had to take off our hats to climb to the second level (plus have shoulders and knees covered).
Susan and Chris Susan and Chris
Susan and Chris

Sovann is at the far right of the photo
Heading to the West GateHeading to the West Gate
Heading to the West Gate

These are the tourists in the low season!
Monkey trying to break into water bottleMonkey trying to break into water bottle
Monkey trying to break into water bottle

This little guy was trying to get his own bottle of water (taken at happy loo break)
Our local guide MineaOur local guide Minea
Our local guide Minea

Explaining the stories depicted in the bas-reliefs.
Close up of Bas ReliefClose up of Bas Relief
Close up of Bas Relief

A woman is holding a small animal which bites the man's butt - he turns to say something to her. Funny!
Bayon Temple facesBayon Temple faces
Bayon Temple faces

One of each side
Bayon Temple at Angkor ThomBayon Temple at Angkor Thom
Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom

Can you spot the three faces?
Buddha shrine at the Bayon TempleBuddha shrine at the Bayon Temple
Buddha shrine at the Bayon Temple

Buddhists still come to pray in the various temples in Angkor Wat.



13th September 2014

Wow! Looks like you are having a blast Susie and Lori! I so appreciate all of the work you are doing Lori to document this trip in so much detail. Real dedication!!
14th September 2014

Just amazing.
15th September 2014

You two look so happy! No wonder, what great sites and great weather. We look forward to your blog!

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