Saturday, 8 May 2010

Angkor re-visited

The famous Angkor Vat, a hindu temple complex at Angkor, about 5 km away from our house.
Built on the 12th century by Suryavarman II . As a representation of mount meru, home of the gods, this temple moat and outer wall is 3.6 Km long, encloses a space of 820.000 square metres.

Dry season is the best time to visit the temple complex as stairs and stones can be slippery (and well, really, you don't want to get caught on the rain storm here). The best way is to cycle around the temple with a rented bike and finish the day by loading the bicycle to a tuk-tuk as the hot daytime could really wore you off (or turn you into a living walking red lobster).

For those who has made a visit to Borobudur or whatever candi in Indonesia. I would kindly warn that those candi, are like a tiny spot compares to the size of this humongous structure.

This is the 4th visit for me and the 1st for bouh's
His first comment was : ah, oui, I feel small ...
well, as a 2 meters tall ogre, that's really something.

This picture taken on the 3rd level of 1 of the temple in angkor complex.
I thought that would be the last stairs, but hell I was wrong there was 1 more level after this climb!

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