Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat ("City Temple") is a vast temple complex near Siem Reap, about 200 miles from the capital of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Built in the 12th century by the king of the prosperous Khmer empire, Angkor Wat was built as a royal temple dedicated to a Hindu deity. After the city of Angkor fell to invaders, Angkor Wat receded into the jungle but continued as a Buddhist temple and a pilgrimage site over the centuries. Angkor Wat is the best preserved example of Khmer architecture in Cambodia and is so grand in design that some rank it among the Seven Wonders of The World.

Erm... too bad that I'm not feeling well, so the pic I took is so little only >.< (I think I eat something wrongly there)
Some more Angkor Wat now is underconstruction... every where is covered by the green thing, a lots of the statue and a wall already replaced with new one... really dissapointed >.<

We wake up early morning 4:30am for waiting this sunrise at Angkor Wat.

Is really a very nice spot for sunrise.
And is a lots of people here too! (too bad i forgot to take a picture of those crowd at there.)
They some more provide chair and coffee for $1

Here is one of the corridor at the gate of Angkor Wat.
Is a nice spot to take picture here ^^

They call this The Library.
And I love this shot!

Behind Guanyin Ma is one of four corner towers of the central temple.
The local people said we got luck, because that day we visit, is the 1st day they open for public to climb up there for visit.

We didn't climb up, because there got too many people and tourists waiting there to go up.
We just take some pics at downstairs.
You see, KahGiap and YingTze look so tiny when standing behind the huge wall!

After that we walk around inside of the temple, and we found this very nice spot.
Erm... a place like "swimming pool"?
still is incredible condition, considering that it is almost 1,000 years old.

Before we left Angkor Wat, KahGiap received a sms from Reinert,
he told us that we might can see the Solar Eclipse that time, so I just pull out a bit of film,
and look at the sun... and IS REALLY SOLAR ECLIPSE HAPPENING!!!
Just too bad we don have better equipment to shoot the Solar Eclipse >.<

Next temple to visit, The Jungle Temple of Beng Mealea.

To Be Continue...


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