Temples of Angkor (In Pictures)

Only because of the sheer numbers of temples, I’ll have to do most of this in pictures! Besides Angkor Wat there are many other complexes in the reserve. Before Buddhism spread into Cambodia, the Shaivism and Vaishnavism branches of Hinduism were widely followed. The Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesh deities are craved all over the Angkor temples along with stories of…

Sunrise over Angkor Wat

Loosely known as the 8th Wonder of the World, the temple complex known as Angkor Wat in Cambodia is huge (for the lack of a breathtakingly better adjective!). On the UNESCO World heritage list, it was commissioned by King Suryavarman II in the 12th century. Constructed to be a Hindu temple to honor Vishnu. Later in the years,…

Passing through Phnom Penh

With my airport pickup not showing up despite several email reconfirmations, it spelled out how things work in Cambodia. While I usually try not arrive in a new place after dark, there are very limited connections to Phnom Penh from Sydney. Arriving half-dead on the back of a tuk-tuk at midnight is a sight probably…