Temple Time

There are a few ancient manmade sights in the world that simply can’t be described. I have been lucky enough to experience the Taj Mahal and Pompeii and was completely floored by both the scale and preservation of both. Angkor Wat in Cambodia is just as incredible and it is worth en entire trip to Asia just to see it. Technically speaking Angkor Wat is the name of one temple among many surviving from the Angkor empire of ancient Asia. These stone temples litter the countryside around Siem Reap and are perfect fodder for bringing out your inner Indiana Jones (mine lives pretty close to the surface anyway). We spent 4 days in the area and three days visiting the temples. Some of them have been completely restored by archaeologists who took the pile of rubble and put it back together piece by piece using nearly only the original pieces. Others have been left in varying degrees of ruin, some overgrown by dramatic tree roots. It was incredible to explore them all. Check a small selection of our thousands of pictures below including an awesome bathroom sign and our dirty feet from a hard day of tourism.

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3 Responses to “Temple Time”

  1. Amy said:

    This left me with nostalgia for my time at Angkor. I wish I’d taken 3 days there. I unfortunately took only one day and rode my bicycle madly around the place, sweating like a pig. Still amazing though!


    May 10th, 2010 at 1:50 am

  2. Mark said:

    Sooooo jealous… Looks amazing.


    May 10th, 2010 at 11:03 am

  3. trav said:

    That’s a pretty sweet hat Kyle!


    May 15th, 2010 at 9:31 am

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