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Saturday, 13 February 2010

Siem Reap, 2010

I'm just back from a visit to the Temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. I'm officially all templed out. We took Tuk Tuks for bum numbing periods and saw sunsets and sunrises and all the hours in between, did the Small Tour, the Grand Tour and the Back-of-bloody-beyond tour. Climbed over, under and through things and got sore knees from that and sore shoulders and necks from the cameras and other "necessities" we carried with us.

It's going to be quite a job to pick through the hundreds of pictures taken, there're bound to be a few decent ones between them, but in the meantime, here's a few:

Me Bon, Angkor Wat elephant

One of the large stone elephants at Mebon

Me Bon, Angkor Wat stone balancing

Also at Mebon, stone balancing seems to be all the rage.

Detailed carving, Angkor Wat grand tour

Intricate carving seen at a temple the name of which temporarily slips my mind - I'll need to look it up

Bayon entrance, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

The south entrance to Bayon at sunrise

Brushmakers, Angkor Wat, Bayone, South Gate

The same entrance with local brushmakers heading out to work

A yellow flower for Tet at Angkor Wat greater complex

A yellow flower in honour of Tet, I'll be out taking pictures of the Tet floral displays tomorrow so expect lots more yellow.

The man took pictures this time too, apparently it's marginally less boring than just waiting for me to take them, and so his first real contribution to this blog might appear very soon.

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