Angkor Watts is inspiring

February 24, 2004

Took another boat trip up the Mekong Delta from Phom Penh to reach Siem Reap, the home of the famous Angkor Watt Archaeological site, it was a beautiful day and the journey was relatively quick about six hours. Angkor Watts is the one place that every traveller raves about, even the weird, nonchallent, lowroller airheads rave about it! It did not disappoint at all, infact I’d say it was the most awe inspired place I’ve ever been, the visual impact being simply undescribable. The park encompasses dozens of temples including Bayon, Banteay Srey and the legendary Anchor Watts scattered around a huge beautful wooded park, it was like something from another world, the trees are just fanatstic and you could here the noise of birds and monkeys running around.

What also made this a truly fantastic day was the fantstic tour guide I hired; Sam was extremely knowledgeable about all of Angkor Watts and also Cambodia history and very funny, the temples are too far apart to travel by foot so we shot around on his motorbike as he continued his insight ful dialogue. Withpout going inot the details of differing monuments Anchor is simply a place you must visit, it ranks along the Pyramids and Taj Mahal as one of the true wonders on the world.

Sam and I also had a 2 hour chat about the Khmer Rouge/ Pol Pot and current political status, his whole family had been murdered in the killing Fields just outside Siem Reap in 75 so he was very opinionated and we passed by the field on the way home although thankfully we didin’t stop, it was really interesting to actually speak to a Cambodian about this because so far none would talk, maybe its my current barnet status, not sure.

At sunset, Sam dropped me off at the top of the highest peak in Anchor, the famous spot where all the travellers and tourists meet to watch the sun set, it was really beautiful. Great memories and I will be back.

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One Response to “Angkor Watts is inspiring”

  1. Anita Says:

    Great descriptions. Made me want to go there.


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