Thursday, November 28, 2013

Angkor Wat - Cambodia (Part 2)


The first three hours at Angkor Wat  akin thoroughly exercising our legs, we then lunched to boost up the lost energy at Eat @ Khmer ! restaurant and back to walking into the temple. Truly tiring as the scorching heat was unbearable, but suppose when you walk together with fun-happy friends, you won't complain and you are motivated to see it all at Angkor.  

Angkor complex is huge - 500 acres equivalent to more than 300 football fields and 215 feet tall with nine spires as the largest temple in terms of land size. So, you can opt between a day, 3 days or one week tour, for tourist like me. a day is substantially enough. The heart to the temple is the central tower where you climb the steep staircase to bow and say prayers to Vishnu, but please, do watch your steps by holding tight to the railing to avoid rumbling and tumbling, and quite challenging as well as though reaching up to the sky.      







Once you reach the top, great is the feeling to see the whole spectrum of the complex and to rest by watching the cultural show before walking through the narrow passages for more on the history of the temple.  








Going up the steep stairs may be challenging, but coming down is terrifying. So, no rushing neither pushing prior to ending your tour at Angkor Wat, then there is the optional sunset watching from Bakheng mountain. Another exhausting walk for at least twenty minutes and another narrow stairway to Phnom Bakheng  - a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and built at the end of the 9th century for the less than 5 minutes sunset view.    





We then left for dinner and nothing more mattered after that expect shutting down for the day. 

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22 comments:

  1. Lovely Nava. Wish I hv your energy to walk as much as you

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  2. wonderful pics n beautiful place..:)

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  3. Truly a majestic place but i don't like it being too commercialize.

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  4. I love visiting historical places.. :) this is heaven for me
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  5. Wonderful places and love the sunset pic!! how amazing it looks!! Keep updating more :)

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  6. Wow! Nava, you've covered some of the places I haven't even set foot on. This is certainly in my must-go list too!

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  7. picturesque and so beautiful Cambodia is....thanks for sharing these awesome snaps :-)

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  8. Beautiful clicks, I am so excited to see the temples it was like I was walking through them... these steps and towers are beautiful... Back in Tamil Nadu most of the temples on the hills we will climb up the steps, these pics reminded me all those....

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  9. Lucky to visit such a beautiful historical place. Loved going through the pictures. Angkor is on my wishlist. Your holiday must have been wonderful!
    Happy weekend!

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  10. Beautiful temples and statues..thanks Nava for taking us there without leaving home.

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  11. perfect clicks, I adore the patience in you clicking and writing about places you had been to, The snaps somehow remind me of India, feels as though I was in some Indian place when I went through the pics

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  12. Def this temple is a mater piece in cambodia.i have seen some show regarding the history of the temple in smithsonian channel.The king died before this temple was built, and more about the coloring, why some of the color remains some not and how it was while built .Many many things .Very happy to see these pictures in your site

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  13. nice clicks Nava... Angkor wat is my list for sometime now u r tempting more

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  14. Recently went Bsngkok and surprised to see people worship our Ganesha. My next visit would be Combodia only as I want to see our historical temples there. Also if you mention what tourist you went, what places to visit... It would be helpful for people like me...

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  15. This surely looks better than the history book's version....would love to visit it once in my lifetime!!

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  16. what a great journey.....
    i;m feeling that i just needed to take a raunaway travelling now...
    lucky you my friend!

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  17. very beautiful clicks..........lucky to visited such historical places.I would also love to visit these places in future.
    Shobha
    www.shobhapink.blogspot.in

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  18. What a spectacular place. Beautiful sunrise pictures.... oh my god you have to climb up and down those steep stairs. How many are they?

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  19. Lovely pictures! I have friends from cambodia and heard lot about the place. Your pictures are doing justice. Such a beautiful blog you have!

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  20. Lovely clicks Nava ! Thanks for the virtual tour..I've seen this location in movies and thought that this was somewhere in India :) The architecture is so similar to our own Indian architecture :)

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  21. Hi Nava, thanks for the tour. Interesting place to visit, the scenery and architecture are excellent.

    Have a nice day.

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  22. This temple is a master piece I want to visit it for a very long time, hope I will pretty soon.

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