Monday, May 1

Anchor What?

So that's not that clever. It's on a lot of T-shirts in Cambodia. But I like it.

Angkor Wat was gorgeous. It turns out when you say you are going to see Angkor Wat, you aren't going to see just one temple. There are tons of temples spread across the countryside. The largest and most restored is Angkor Wat. But, honestly, it wasn't the most gorgeous.

Anyway, we walked/tuk-tuked around the grounds and saw many many many temples. Here are some pictures. Enjoy.

The first evening we decided to see the sunset from one of the temples...

We weren't the only ones with that idea.

Not exactly a romantic sunset.

There were SO MANY people it kind of ruined the whole "mystical" feel we were hoping for. So we decided to get up really early the next morning to beat the crowds...

We got up "headlamp" early. But it worked, no crowds...

It was amazing. So quiet and peaceful. This is the Bayon Temple.

As the sun came up, the faces carved into the temple emerged from the mist.

From there we started hopping from temple to temple soaking in as much as we could.

Whoa!! Watch out Sweetie! These temples' gigantic steps weren't made for touring...

But tour we did... Even though the temples were gigantic, they were decorated all over with the most intricate deatil work.

Nature was fighting hard to reclaim her place...

But the temples fought back even harder. They stayed pretty well intact over the last 700 years.

Well, not all of them... The sun streaming down over the ruins was amazing.

And of course we had to visit the actual Ankgor Wat. There it is behind us.

It was by far the largest of the temples. JESSI!! WAIT FOR ME!!!!

We wrapped up the evening chillin' by a lake in the temple complex, watching the sun go down. A perfect end to the day.



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