The Star of the (Cambodia) Show

Between the 10th and 12th centuries, the kings of the Khmer Empire built some very spectacular stuff in this part of Cambodia, which was originally called “Angkor.” Iconic Angkor Wat is the most dramatic jewel in the crown but Angkor is a 150 square mile park full of temples, each one a world treasure.

Magnificent Angkor Wat, originally built to honor the Hindu god Vishnu in the 12th century, it became a Buddhist temple in the 15th century

Carol and I have spent the last two days with a tour guide and tuk-tuk driver visiting the temples.  It is hard — no,impossible — to capture the wonder of these sites, either in words or photographs.  You just have to there!

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Carol and I were reminded of our time together at a few other world spectacles — the Grand Canyon, the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal — and then Carol reminded me that we were also at the site of the world’s largest cement building, the Ruyugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea! So many wonders we have shared.

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2 comments

  1. Great photos, Kim! I especially like the statues of the elephants. It must be amazing to be there. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Carol!

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