Siem Reap, Cambodia
19 January 2008
Last day of our Angkor Temples pilgrimage… We rented the car for the whole day, which cost US$25. We managed to visit 9 sites so be prepared there are TONS of pics!
Sunrise at Pre Rup (No. 13 on the map)… Utterly beautiful! It was pitch black when we went up to the third storey but it was worth it! I didn’t move from my spot until I can see what’s going on around me! Yes I’m chicken shizzz when it comes to total darkness! We arrived around 5.45 AM and the sun went all out by 6.15 AM. Gorgeous!
East Mebon (No. 11 on the map)
This is the Hindu temple buit by Rajendravarman II. It’s like the mini version of Pre Rup. I heart the elephant statues that surrounded the complex, make a pretty cool outline pics.
OH MY GOD! I look so CUTE in this picture! WAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
Banteay Srei (No. 14 on the map)
This Hindu temple is dedicated to Shiva, very definely-designed bas-reliefs. Banteay Srei means Citadel of the Women and it said it must have been built by a woman because of the fine carvings are too delicate for the hand of a man!!! Way the go ladies from the ancient Angkor! Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy it so much because the joint was swamped with tourists by the time we reached there!
Ta Som (No. 29 on the map)
It was built by Jayavarman VII, my hero… the narcissistic King of all Kings! Which explains the avalokitesvara, just like what we saw at the Bayon. There was this huge tree there and we sure didn’t waste the opportunity!;)
I heart this pic… beautiful but yet somehow sad…
You and me… and me and you… We’re so happy togetherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Preah Neak Pean (No. 28 on the map)
It has a large square pool surrounded by four smaller square pools. I could so imagine in the old days where the place was filled with WATER and there were tons of gorgeous men and women bathing there! hihihi… wishful thinking;)
Preah Khan(No. 27 on the map)
This would be my third favorite temple (first was Bayon, second Angkor Wat). It’s humongous with never ending corridors and tons of photos opportunities! It was built by… drum roll please… yup Jayavarman VII!
The walkways towards the temple itself is awesome.
As you can see, Mr Lee has found a perfect place to rest his head! =)
Check out my background… a big prick holding even a BIGGER prick! HAUHAHAHAHHAHA
I heart the overwhelming mysterious feeling that I got from Preah Khan! It’s just mystical to me… It must have been super duper grandeur during its prime.
All together now… “FIERCE!!!”
Viatch channeling her childhood hero, the one and only… Michael Jordan!
Mr Lee… channeling Bugs Bunny when he cross-dresses in “What’s Opera, Doc?” Just imagine Mr Lee wearing this:
Sra Srang (No. 26 on the map)
Relaxing by the Sra Srang, the pool of Ablutions.
Last stop! Ta Prohm (No. 24 on the map)
This was used as Tomb Raider’s movie set… It is left to be swallowed by the jungle. Beautiful bas-reliefs, ruins and large trees, best if you visit it in the late afternoon during the golden hour cos you can get gorgeous ray of light on your pics.
GREAT SUCCESS!!! Off we go to Phnom Penh!