Siem Reap, Cambodia

We spent days 104 through 109 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  We passed our trip’s halfway point on day 106.  This is our shortest stay in any country (I am not counting the 8 hour layover in Berlin as a stay).  Our main objective was seeing Angkor Wat and the neighboring temple ruins. Right away, I must say it was HOT!!!  In a few days (from when I am typing this post) we will be in Nepal, so I may regret complaining of the heat.  By 11am I was looking for any excuse to be inside — good thing the kids needed to do their school work each day. Angkor Wat was built as a Hindu temple complex in the 12th century.  It later converted to a Buddist temple.  Angkor is not the only temple in this area.  It is in the best shape (mostly from being continually used and having a 100 meter wide moat to protect it from the jungle).  Most of the others  –Bayon, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm —  are mostly ruins.


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