The Angkor Wat Day

After a noisy breakfast, we set out on the bikes.  We did some fantastic off road stuff–and I am glad I had two-sided pedals because being clipped in felt very precarious.

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We also toured a less than affluent neighbourhood and saw a local craftsman at work.

Then moved onto some amazing temples in the Angkor Thom complex.  The first was impressive for the way the jungle has swallowed it up.  Trees are growing up through the structures.  They have become integral to the survival of the ruins.  Its name is Ta Prohm.

The second was Bayon, and its carvings depicting earthly subjects are amazing.

Then we headed to Angkor Wat.  I am still processing what I have seen.  It is amazing and profound.

 

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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