Monday, March 28, 2011

#487 Angkor Wat

We began planning our trip to Angkor Wat in 2006!

On our first SAS voyage, we docked in Ho Chi Minh City and spent all of our time in Vietnam.  Next time, we said, we’ll go next door to Cambodia and visit those Hindu temples we've heard so much about!

So, a short flight on Cambodia Angkor Air takes us from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap airport, just a few miles from Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The temple is the world's largest religious building, first Hindu, then Buddhist, built early in the 12th century.

King Suryavarman II knew what he was doing when he included SIX libraries in his temple.  Naturally, Nedra and I like the libraries best.  This one is inside the innermost enclosure. 

We enjoyed Angkor Wat so much, we got up early the next morning to arrive at the temple at 6 am to watch the sun rise.  It was a cloudy day, but still spectacular.

Yours in gratitude for second chances,

1 comment:

  1. You look mighty fine there! Where are all the other tourists?