Siem Reap, Cambodia 🇰🇭 is amazing, stunning, striking, magnificent!! A combination of man made structures and nature filling up the gaps!
I went with my parents and I was really glad that I got to experience this beauty with them. 👫👩🏻
Cambodia has a striking and sad story, as from 1975 until 1979 the Khmer carried out the Cambodian Genocide. Even so, we found the most humble and greatest smiles in whole Asia Pacific ❤. Cambodian were welcoming, and so respectful, and were really happy to explain and show their culture– Admiration!!
Our first stop was Angkor Wat, which is the largest religious monument in the World 🌏. It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple, and then gradually changed into a Buddhist one (which you can see the transitions within the figurines in the walls of the temple).
The place is truly big and amazing, and you will spend approx 3-4 hours there –don’t worry your tuk-tuk (moto taxi) will wait for you as much as you want. The weather is certainly hot and humid, so drink a lot of water 💧, take an umbrella 🌂 with you for the sun ☀️, and do not forget to wear sun block!.
Our second stop was Angkor Thom, which was the last capital city of the Khmer Empire. (It’s about 10-15mins from Angkor Wat). The most impressive of this site (for me) are the faces on the towers at the city gates.
There is a lot to tell about the temples in Siem Reap, a city full of history. But it is actually quite difficult to explain everything in one post. However, I hope that y’all find this place as fascinating as I think it is.
In another post, I will tell you about Ta Prohm (remember Tomb Raider 🎥 with Angelina Jolie?), where nature is included in a magnificient way and it is the most impressive temple I have seen in my life (so far, haven’t been to many places yet 😉). Also, will give you details about Phare: The Cambodian Circus, which give a fabulous presentation full of energy while helping and transforming the lives of young Cambodians!⚡️
Till the next post.