The Big Old Angkor Post

So I've spent the last few days exploring the ancient area I am calling Angkor. You would think after a couple days exposed to loads of information on the place, I would at least know what it is called. Well, there are a bunch of temples (Angkor Wat, Bayon, etc.) that are organized into cities (Angkor Thom, etc.) But for the purposes of this, we will call it all Angkor.

I decided to do Angkor slowly, rather than rush through it like many tourists who seem to all follow the same itenerary from some book. I bought a three day pass (for $40) with plans of not necessarily doing 3 full days, but having that option. It turned out to be a great plan. I went up at around 9:00 each morning, and spent the day looking at various temples, enjoying lunch, and reading.

One day, I rented a bicyle and rode the 12 or so kilometers up to the temples. After heading out to some of the less visited, less restored temples and trying (but failing) for
a geocache, I'd say I rode a good 20 miles at least. (Probably a good thing to burn off all those calories from my ice cream habit.)

Needless to say, the experience was awesome. There was so much to see, from the completely restored temples to awesome carvings to long undisturbed temples. Yet again, something so long looked forward to doesn't disappoint in the least. Yeehaw!
Tuesday December 5 2006File under: travel, Cambodia

Toggle Comments (5)comment?
on Tue 05th Dec, 2006 03:29 pm UTC Jule said:
Angkor Will Save You Money! (anybody remember those old Oak Barn commercials?)
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on Tue 05th Dec, 2006 05:48 pm UTC Saxtor said:
I'm sending my hello from Angkor Tes. Did you see any pink buffalo while there?
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on Wed 06th Dec, 2006 06:10 am UTC Mom said:
Note to self: replace blown fuse on nerdometer.
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on Wed 06th Dec, 2006 01:54 pm UTC gretchen said:
sure wish i had some old temples to go and see instead of finals to be taking. i've noticed that you've gotten quite tan. i've gotten negative tan since i've been our there. will you be home for christmas?
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on Mon 18th Dec, 2006 06:46 pm UTC amanda said:
love the pic links!
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