Thursday, February 21, 2013

Siem Reap, Cambodia

The amazing Angkor Wat , still remained as one of the 7 wonders of the world.We dressed up like the
Cambodian-styled tourists from Malaysia. A very hot, sunny Summer Holiday for us.
I pose in standing position so that the picture can show the resplendent reflections of the amazing  Angkor Wat.
It's so stunning so we decided to rest here for awhile, admiring the natural beauty of  UNESCO World Heritage.

I felt so blessed to be able to pray to Buddha here at the centre/heart of the temple. 
The shopping  street, mainly selling artistic arts of the Angkor Wat.
The Bayon Gate entrance of the Angkor Wat.
Another entrance of the Gate to historical place of Angkor Wat. Actually, we're all very tired of walking and
listening to their historical stories but it turned out to be very interesting so we still 'bertahan lama'.
The missing face of the Buddha, very irresponsible kinda thing to do.

Steep and big steps of stone stairs.Haha...climb like mad when I was trying to
climb up high to the top monument at this temple. Lucky I was young that time.

One of the many great spots for memorable pictures here.

I love this shot of 'Face to Face with Buddha'.

One of high windows I climbed up for the candid shot.

It's not easy to catch great shots here as many people were waiting in line for a picture or two here.

Or you can pay USD for a picture with them here.

The filming site of Tomb Raider, by my favourite actress Angelina Jolie.

Enjoying a coconut drink while learning the jewellery skill esp.the Cambodian Red Ruby and Sapphire knowledge.  

Just finish my buffet breakfast with a cup of hot cappuccino at the boutique hotel. Not bad actually.

I asked the Siem Reap tour guide to stop by supermarket for cold drinks and buying some snacks as the
weather was too hot during Summer season.

The Cambodian King and Queen, wax personalities at the Cambodian Cultural Village.   

This is one of the most beautiful art about Cambodia that fascinated me alot. Terrific drawing with colours!

The 1st ruler of Cambodia was actually a woman. 

One of the attractions in Cambodian Cultural Village.

The local Cambodian performance at the cultural village.

One shot with the local Cambodian tribes before leaving the tourist attraction park.

On my way for a cruise to Tonle Sap Lake.

One of the attraction along the cruise was this church among all the temples around Cambodia.

All the poor Cambodian people who were waiting for free rice, noodles and canned food from good people. It's
really sad to see this kinda environment. 

The Tonle Sap Lake is divided into 2, the Vietnamese Village is on the right side while the Cambodians are
on the left. 

We're climbing high up to the top of a crocodile farm and getting ready to watch the sunset.

Such a beautiful view watching the sunset from where we reserved our seats.

I tried on this Angkor Beer and the taste was not bad. I passed through their huge
factory in Phnom Penh and I was curious to try out their local beer in Cambodia.


  1. Seems a great place to visit...
    When is this trip you going?

    1. Haha...Yea, looking back to all the pictures reminds me a lot about Cambodia. Great place to visit but prepared to walk. I think 3 years ago!

  2. Hi jacinta, nice photos and great info in ur blog. I really need ur help....can i get tour guide's number or any details bcoz i plan to go this december. Thank you:)

    1. Thanks Sundari. This tour agency is so-so only, I don't really recommend it. Kindly email me, I will intro you another travel agency which is better than this!