Days five through seven – Siem Reap

The main reason we wanted to go to Cambodia was to see the ruins in the Siem Reap area. These were constructed over a few centuries starting about 1300 years ago and were the product of religious temples built originally for Buddhist and then Hindu.  Vast cities were part of the region and kings ruled the Khmer dynasty that built these structures.  I’m not a historian but appreciate the architecture and immensity of everything we saw.  I’ll let these – my better pictures from the three days we spent exploring the various ruins – speak for me.

Walkway

Heads

Seth at Angkor Thom

Carvings

Cena at Preah Palilay

Towers

Angkor Wat and a monkey

Sunset at Phnom Bakheng

Sunset at Phnom Bakheng

Seth at Beng Mealea

Light beam at Beng Mealea

Beng Mealea

Root knees at Beng Mealea

Cena at Banteay Srei

Bantea Srei

Bantea Srei

Girl and puppy at Bantea Srei

Stacy dwarfed

Child selling bracelets

Ta Prohm - Cena and I

Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm

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Ryan "Zieak" McFarland dabbles. Beards. Making things. Travel. Genealogy. Frugality and excessiveness. Fitness and fatness. He's a PE teacher in India, usually calls Alaska home and is a happy father to two boys and the husband to a suddenly crafty wife.


2 thoughts on “Days five through seven – Siem Reap”

  1. There just are no words that do the temples justice – some were overwhelmed with people. Swarms of them. But we could go around a corner and have a few hundred feet of ancient carvings all to ourselves for a half hour. We took a two hour ride to one of the most ruined and remote sites where we could clamor over the roof and scramble into collapsed hallways. Just incredible. I want to come back when i have more time – but the world is so huge i doubt i ever will.

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