'Tomb Raider' temples and Monkey business.

Angkor Travel Blog

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One of the guys from our hotel took us around Angkor on a Tuk Tuk truck all day to see and experience the temples, it was a full day pondering around in I guess about 38 degree (C) heat.

The Ankor temples are definatly one of the worlds most sacred sights, to indulge in its history, beauty and prominence first hand truely is a privilege beyond what I could have ever imagined.

Half way through our day we stopped at what I can only describe as a 'monkey park' although it wasn't actually a park it Was a peice of land, lined with trees and looked a bit like the woods, where small monkeys were roaming around looking for attention, food and water.

Small children were selling bananas and a green fruit or vegetable that the monkeys just loved to eat, we brought some monkey food from the little boys and fed, stroked and interacted with the cute little creatures. The monkeys were running around in and out of peoples bags, stealing water and one of them took our guides sunglasses and darted up a tree with them, we tryed calling him down for ages but he seemed to love his new sunnies too much, the others were playing games with eachother which was so adorable to watch.

The whole city of Angkor is a UNESCO world heritage site and is home to one of mans most stunning architectural acheivements, the five towers at Angkor Wat are said to represent the five peaks of mount meru.

The overwhelming structures and artwork of the temles is simply terrific and I felt very lucky to be there absorbing the atmosphere and wondering what the builders and cambodians of the early 12th century must have been thinking about at the time, wondering if they knew that centuries later all their hard work and efforts would be seen by the world.

The Ankor temples were used in the filming of the popular movie Tomb Raider in which Angelina Jolie plays Lara Croft in search of the 'triangle of light'.

By the end of the day we were hot, tired and covered in dirt... our day had been an unforgetable one and absolutly priceless.

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our guide , still with his sunglas…
our guide , still with his sungla…
sooo cute
sooo cute
:)
:)
there he goes with the sunglasses
there he goes with the sunglasses
play fighting
play fighting
Tomb raider pose !!!
Tomb raider pose !!!
charleighs tomb raider pose
charleighs tomb raider pose
Angkor
photo by: ulysses