Templed out

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Angor Wat, one of the four steep stairs leading to the top.

I can say been there, seen it and done it. After 5 days around Angor I have seen Angor Wat, Angor Thom, Bayon, Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei, Banteay Kdei, Prasat Kravan, Ta Phom, Phnom Bakheng, Baksei Chamkrong, Phimeanakas, Preah Palilay, Tep Pranam, the Preah Pithu Group, Spean Thmor, Ta Keo, Ta Nei, Sra Srang, Preah Khan, Preah Neak Pean, Ta Som and finally Pre Rup and can honestly say that I am templed out for a while and have probably seen enough temples for the rest of my life.

We did it the hard way and the smooth way and again the hard way. The hard way is walking between the temples in the blistering sun and fending of Cambodian hot sellers, mostly in the appearance of children to make your heart weak so you will give in. The easy way is hop in a tuk-tuk to the next temple, protected by a sunscreen on the tuk-tuk you are cooled down by the breeze generated by the speed of the tuk tuk, this generaly works untill you hit one of the minor temples and you find yourself without a tuk-tuk. Arrgh what should one do in a situation like that? Be a man and face the walk of shame for about 5km and hope an empty tuk-tuk will pass pretty soon... alas after 4km of walking in the sun we could finaly hop in a tuk-tuk. That was the best tuk-tuk ride in Cambodia so far.

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Angor Wat, one of the four steep s…
Angor Wat, one of the four steep …
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One of the many heads of Bayon
One of the many heads of Bayon
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