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Cambodia – Angkor Wat

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The 7 days in Cambodia has finally come to an end.
It is my first time in Cambodia, and the short 7-days trip has
totally changed the impression I have of Cambodia.
There weren’t much shopping, no extravagant and expensive shopping, no fancy restaurants,
and I was dressed in filmsy singlets and wearing dusty slippers everyday, but it was totally awesome!
(just like how Kungfu Panda would describe)

There are lots of pictures in this post.
Click on if you wanna see Angkor Wat through my eyes!

I spent 6 days in Siem Reap and had a day tour around Phnom Penh.
I very much prefer Siem Reap to the latter.
It’s just nicer. Don’t ask me why. Ok, I should stop yakking on and on.
Here are some pictures I took in Siem Reap @ Pub Street.

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Don’t know about you but Pub Street sounds damn ‘hiong’ to me.
Like it’s bustling and got freaking a lot of sneaky business going on there.
But the truth is, it’s a really laidback and chillout place. I love it.

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Day Two was kept solely for Angkor Wat.
I have heard a lot about this place but I’ve never been there.
Having conquered (part of) The Great Wall, I was less worried about visiting Angkor Wat.
Ok, still a bit worried at first
I really hate walking. Hahaha.
Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples are really magnificent.
These gorgeous temples are made up of more than beautifully carved stone structures.
Some corners gave me a sense of serenity and calmness, and some just made me feel happy.
It may be because of the way the sunlight peeked into the gaps between the stones,
or probably because of the sudden appearances of friendly-but-persistent
Cambodian stall owners who kept going “Lady, lady, cold water for you lady!” every time you leave a temple.

I love every single shot I took and I hope you’ll be able to share the moments with me
as you look through the photos. :)

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I loved everything from the sweating, the stress of not being able to find a toilet in Angkor Wat
to the painstaking climb up one of the temples to watch the beautiful sunset.
And above all, it was her company that made it really enjoyable.

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We had a lunch break and had a simple meal, something equivalent of the familiar Maggie Goreng
at one of the homestyle restaurants over there.
The food was really nice! I love the noodles because I’m a real big sucker for instant noodles.
Heh.
Don’t be fooled by the humongous coconut though, big but not sweet one.
A bit salty somemore!

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The next stop is Ta Prohm – one of the temples that I was quite excited about.
I like looking at the details of the various temples and I love how some of these pictures turn out to be.
The pictures below show Ta Prohm, both A and I agreed that this is one of the prettiest temple
we have visited on this trip.
I really like the green stone walls, all covered with moss.
And also enjoyed seeing how the quiet and modest looking trees engulf the once-sturdy stone structures.

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Looking at some of the trees here made me feel so young, so ignorant and very minute.
It tried to imagine how this place looks like before it started getting crushed by the growing trees.
I wish I was able to watch how the roots of the trees wrap around the structures on a fast-forwarded video.
That would be interesting.

A and I wanted to watch both the sunrise and the sunset at Angkor Wat.
She caught the sunrise at Angkor Wat on her previous trip there, and told me that it’s gorgeous.
And being a Google whore, I also looked up on the pictures of sunrise at Angkor Wat before my trip.
The sunrise looks breathtaking on pictures!
But the thing is, we overslept.

So, this is the sunset. Heh!
There are many other people sitting around waiting for the sun to set! :p

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Check out the shadow moustache I gave A! :p

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And this is how the beautiful Angkor Wat and its surrounding temples has taken my breath away!
I’ll be back with more updates to share more about my Cambodia trip. :)

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Written by SIXPEGS

June 23, 2011 at 2:10 am

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  1. nice pics! would like to visit cam one of these days!!!

    yy

    June 23, 2011 at 2:41 am

    • yy – thanks for the compliment! i’m sure you will enjoy cambodia too :)

      denis – yeah i had loads of fun in cambodia. A is my imaginary friend, I’m shocked you can see her too.

      sixpegs

      June 23, 2011 at 3:34 am

  2. think u had fun! anywae who’s A? y u never intro her in ur blog?

    denis

    June 23, 2011 at 2:44 am

  3. share with us more more!!!
    And the spider web pic is super chio! I like that and sun set pics and basically all the pics!!!!!
    Love yah babe! Glad you enjoyed this trip!!!!

    Rosaline Yeo

    June 23, 2011 at 3:46 am

    • rossie – AIYO IS MISS YOU LIKE HELL! Can’t wait for November!!!

      sixpegs

      June 23, 2011 at 4:03 am

  4. Hiya, do u mind sharing the whr u stayed in siam reap? Will be gng der end of e year for a charity run! Thanks a lot! And the pics are fab!

    mandi

    June 23, 2011 at 8:09 am

    • mandi – i stayed in tara angkor and hotel de la paix. the latter is fab! will blog about it soon!

      sixpegs

      June 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm

  5. Pegs, were you using olympus epL 1 to shoot the photos? Looks awesome!

    shazza

    June 23, 2011 at 3:27 pm

  6. ur pictures are awesome! what cam did u use?

    grace

    June 23, 2011 at 5:29 pm

  7. shazza & grace – I’m using the Olympus EP1 :)

    sixpegs

    June 24, 2011 at 1:32 pm

  8. Hi Peggy, will be heading to Siem Reap next month – no itineraries planned yet!! Any must-go recommendations other than Angkor what? Only there for 4 days.

    Julie

    June 24, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    • Julie – try the other temples around Angkor Wat too. Pub Street too. Can go visit Tonle Sap river and visit the floating market or Kompong Phluk. And if you don’t mind, you can spend one day in Phnom Penh too. There is the killing fields and S21 prison there.

      sixpegs

      June 24, 2011 at 3:17 pm

  9. have you visited philippines? :)

    jassy

    June 24, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    • jassy – No I haven’t visited Philippines yet. Went there before on Google Maps though. Not a bad city. Fresh air, can smell from my speakers.

      shan – omg! omg! omg!

      sixpegs

      June 24, 2011 at 11:08 pm

  10. omg u turned lesbian?

    shan

    June 24, 2011 at 7:15 pm

  11. Another set of gorgeous pictures =)

    Joey Chong

    June 26, 2011 at 9:26 pm

  12. Hi Peggy, nice blog post, allowed people to see a beautiful sight of siam reap and made people want to visit there too.
    Planning to go there sometime soon, wondering if your tour guide/driver is good and whether you will recommend him as a guide/driver for others going there?
    Look forward to more interesting blog posts from you.

    Thanks :)

    ming zhen

    June 28, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    • Joey – thanks babe!

      ming zhen – My driver is awesome! His name is even more awesome – PALLAN! I have his number somewhere at home. Maybe you email me? I scared I forget to reply you here. He is not really a guide though, just a really friendly driver. You should read up before you go, if not every driver will suck you dry.

      sixpegs

      June 28, 2011 at 9:19 pm

  13. Why you and buttons not together anymore? Both of you look compatible.

    Joyceee

    July 10, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    • Joycee – It’s not working out.

      sixpegs

      July 13, 2011 at 2:07 am

  14. A好帅气哦..

    JAPB

    July 24, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    • JAPB – :)

      sixpegs

      August 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm

  15. Hi Peg,
    I lov your pictures sooooo… Much.
    May i know when is the time when u visited angkor wat.?
    We planned to go in Early june tis year. But am afraid if can get sunrise or sunset like yours? Since is starting to rain adi.

    Jenny

    October 31, 2011 at 9:53 pm

  16. Dear All,

    I can give you some additional information to this topic on my blog:

    http://www.dontworryjusttravel.com/index.php/en/c

    You can sense the beauty of the Khmer kingdom……..

    Cheers
    Charles

    pegs: Your link is dead Charles. :x

    Charles

    February 21, 2012 at 6:33 pm

  17. I love your pictures. You have a great eye for natural beauty around you. We will be visiting Cambodia for our first time in April and your pictures have me even more excited for our upcoming trip.

    Christy Bartlett

    March 6, 2012 at 7:53 am

    • Christy – Thanks! I’m sure you’ll enjoy Cambodia!

      sixpegs

      March 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm


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