Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Angkor Wat

Got up at 4:45am this morning and left my hostel with a friend and our tuk-tuk driver So'di. Checked out sunrise over the main temple and then hiked all over the grounds for the next 8 hours.

Some of the spots were magical, but there were then tour buses would arrive and the place would be a flood of people in adventure-clothing. Took great pictures though. The place is incredibly photogenic due to the rich texture of the sandstone melting into the earth, speckled with moss. The place is falling a part, I mean really in ruins. But they are rebuilding it with concrete so in the future, the Angkor Wat you'll see will be more like it once was than it is now.

Relaxing the rest of the day at my hostel, then it's on the Phnom Phenh tomorrow to see the Killing Fields.

3 comments:

Martha Elaine Belden said...

keep these stories coming, anton! loving this!

laura said...

can't wait to see some more pics!

Crystal Linh said...

enjoy life... blog later ill always care