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Mekong Diaries #6 Angkor Wat

Our 4:30am wake up call was supposed to be rewarded with a magic sunrise over Angkor Wat.
But we got rewarded with a rainy, misty and grey morning...

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat ("Capital Temple") is a temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares (1,626,000 m2. It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple of god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century.

Yes, lot‘s of stones...
Miles of Hindu stories carved in stone
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Gajel, our guide provided us with tons of information on Angkor Wat and later the day with tough stories about the terror of the Khmer Rouge; his father was a professor...
Perfect symmetry
Asian Tourists

Angkor Thom

Ta Prohm

known from the movie Tomb Raider

Neak Pean & Ta Som

Don’t forget the smaller temples that will thank you for your imterest with less tourists...

Traditional marriage.
Not a Mercedes but your driver is always waiting for you.
I have seen enough stones today, let’s travel on to Battambang.
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