Monday, November 15, 2010

// foto focus // angkor wat

The town of Siem Reap at the shores of the Tonle Sap lake in Cambodia is mostly famous for the breathtaking ruins of Angkor Wat. This is such an amazing place, words normally fail to describe it, you have to see it with your own eyes. Its simply breathtaking.

Due to the steady tourist flow that Angkor brings to the small town of Siem Reap, it is easy for the visitor to be blinded by the nice hotels and the developed inner city of Siem Reap. In fact, Cambodia is still one of the poorest countries worldwide and most of the people remain to be still very poor. We visited a school that was build by two girls from Bern, it was a wonderful experience and the kids were beyond sweet!

We hired a tuk-tuk driver for two days and also hired a tour-guide for one day. This way you also learn about what you see and then on the second day we had time to rumble the ruins by ourself.













And the most breathtaking view is the sunrise over Angkor Wat - unforgettable!





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5 comments:

  1. It had to be so magical to be around all that beauty! I cant only image how fantastic it had to feel. You inspire me to get out there more...Kisses and wish you a great week

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  2. Those are some very cool ruins! Great pics!!!

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  3. wow. those tree roots are crazy! the last picture is beautiful!

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  4. OH WOW!!!!!! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE PLACE!!

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  5. Angkor Wat and the other ruins around Siem Reap remains some of the most breathtaking sights I have ever seen. Great post.

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