Thursday, 17 February 2011

There's no two ways around it


There just has to be a post, and I mean an entire post about temples. Don't go!! Please, don't go yet! I'll try my hardest not to make this boring...


At the same time, you must understand most people only go to Cambodia to visit these temples. So please, sit back, and enjoy something rather different. This was a truly mind blowing experience for me.


Try and picture what it was like walking through those temples, in 30degrees C +, going from one to the other in a tuk tuk...


Admiring all the detailed carvings and statues... Entire walls covered in such intricate details, all telling amazing stories of kings and gods and demons...


It was magical, the light changing at different times of day, some most definitely on the tourist trail, others more remote...


Some had been well cleared while others were still taken over by the jungle... rather an impressive sight! I couldn't stop myself from just looking up all the time - those trees were some of the tallest I have seen in my entire life!


We bought the three-day pass and didn't come close to seeing all the temples in the area... I guess it would be a labour of love to do so, but all I can say is this: if you ever have the chance of going in that part of the world, you absolutely must visit these temples. I'd never seen anything quite like it.

7 comments:

PinkCat said...

Amazing! I must admit I had no idea what Cambodia was like until I read your posts. It looks very impressive...I just have to get beyond the feet in raw meat thing now! x

Jill said...

They are stunning aren't they, and I love the way the tree roots are just pouring over the walls :0)

mooncalf said...

It makes me feel like I'm in a Tomb Raider game.

I'm so uncultured...

Lucy said...

Wow, it's a totally different world isn't it? I love that one of the tree roots too - amazing!

Diane said...

Lots of lovely bloggy photo opportunities - it looks amazing. x

Susana said...

Cuando voy de viaje me gusta visitar todo tipo de piedras, sobre todo castillos, las catedrales son apoteósicas. En los templos que has estado, yo no he ido de viaje, pero con tus fotos se aprecia lo bonito que es y espectacular del lugar.
Me encanta viajar por el mundo.

The Curious Cat said...

STUNNING PHOTOS - all of these...Rather jealous by now with all this reading and viewing! xxx