More temples, Cambodia

 

There are so many temples in Siem Reap!  I will admit after 3 days of temple-viewing I thought I had already seen temples that I hadn’t yet seen.  They were blurring together.

Here are a few of the favorites:

Banteay Srei:

Banteay Srei means “Citadel of the Woman” and is believed to have been carved by women since it is so intricate.  Way to go ladies of the late 10th century!!!

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I found someone who could take a good picture finally!

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Creepy monkey statues.

Preah Khan

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All the temples are starting to look the same to me.  How about you, yes/no?

Here’s a picture of me at Ta Som.  The tree is cool!

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Eastern Mebon

These temples are from the 10th century like Banteay Srei, a few hundred years earlier than Angkor Wat. They are Hindu temples.

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Another flip flop shot.  oy

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Elephant statue!  There are definitely more elephants in the earlier temples than the Angkor Wat era temples, even thought elephants helped build Angkor Wat too.

Preah Ko:

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Random Cambodian scenery outside a temple:

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I’ll hold off on bombarding you with the rest of my temple pictures.  Let’s look at some food!

I was so sick of rice and noodles that I found a little Italian joint run by real Italians!  Why they would move from Italy to Cambodia leads me to believe that they are running from the law 🙂  But they do have stellar gnocchi- my fav!

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Gnocchi quattro formaggi for the win!

That is all from Cambodia for this trip.  There are so many temples in Siem Reap to see, I’m sure I missed a few good ones.

I’m off to Bangkok, Thailand today to meet up with my group for the 3rd and final leg of my tour.

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2 Responses

  1. Megan says:

    Moffia gnocchi! So What came first in Ta Som, the tree or the temple?

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