Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Cambodia...Siam Reap

SIAM REAP, CAMBODIA













RUINS OF ANGKOR WAT
STEPS OF CENTRAL SANCTUARY
Trekking up BAKHENG HILL

Sunset viewed from BAKHENG HILL
ANGKOR THOM






Carvings on wall depicting the daily activities.
Intriguing how you can be photographed nose to nose with the Lord Buddha when the statuette is actually quite a distance away.

Four Faced Buddha in Angkor Thom-----






Bayan Tree inside Angkor Thom. Movie Tomb Raiders was filmed here (as informed by the tourist guide). This would mean, Angelina Jolie was here!!! Notice the roots of the tree growing into the building. For some parts of the ruins, it is actually the roots that is holding the ruins together.
Scenes on the way to the Fishing Village on Tonle Sap Lake...
Two different kinds of boats: One for the locals and one used for tourists to view the lake. People in the boat? They are actually children in school uniforms going to school. Notice the houses they live in. The living conditions? The amount of dirt covering the house? The roads leading to Tonle Sap Lake, they are red-earth roads. Not asphalt. These are scenes you will never see in post cards! Can you spot the house with a TV antenna? Oh the crocodiles? They are a TOURIST ATTRACTION. It is actually in one of the houses on Tonle Sap Lake. It was an 'eye-opener' sort of. This trip that is. Getting a little insight into the life style of the people here. :o)

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