People @ Siem Reap

In general, I found the people in Siem Reap were honest and hard working.

Cambodian (3)

Despite the shortage of material wealth, the people in Cambodia truly realized that happiness is about making the best use of what we have, and not hoping what we don’t have to give us happiness.

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Temples in Angkor

Angkor Archeological Park is 400 sq.km. The size of this ancient city was difficult to comprehend. We bought the 3-day pass, so we could cover the main attractions plus few more temples (some were not temples).

The top 5 sites that I would recommend would be in the order of:

1) Angkor Wat – it even appeared in the Cambodian flag, so you know how important this site would be.

2) Banteay Srei – the sandstone carvings were livelier than drawings.

3) The Bayon – the big faces were my first impression of Angkor.

4) Ta Prohm – who can forget those giant trees and roots that swallowing (still eating) the ancient temple? You could not miss this if you are a fan of Tomb Raider

5) Preah Khan – nothing special from the first glance, but closer look at the architecture would reveal the importance of this site.

Of course, if you like ruins, Beng Mealea would be a good choice (but further afield).

Now let’s see how small was the Lolei Temple (罗蕾寺). This was the place for the King to pray for rain.

Lolei

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