The first day in Angkor Wat
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Woke up natually, we had a fantastic buffet in the restaurant. Haha, even though the Agoda granted the hotel as 4.5 star class, we still believed it equals 5.
We dressed up and did everything we can to protect ourselves from the sunshine: hat, umbrella, and sun-glasses. The front desk arranged one tutu for us. With this lovely tutu, our journey commenced. Siem Reap city is one small but beautiful city, comparing with Guangzhou. No traffic jam, no noisy people, and no polluted air around us. Sometimes I can smell the flowers' aroma. The most important thing which made me easy is that no jobs at hand, haha.
I chose shooting an instant photo for my three days pass in front of the ticket booth.
It was a few minutes drive from ticket booth to Angkor Wat. An acient cause way was leading us to this mysterious temple , and helping us to cross over the famous moat. Immediately, we fell into the time tunnel. Thousand years glory seems to recovering.
Angkor Wat's main towers look like 5 lotus buds. You should go down the cause way and look the towers in the distance.Then you will find the real beauty of Angkor Wat. When you step inside the temple, the cloisters were illustrating the myths of India to you. However, .the longer you stay in the temple the more upset you can feel, not only because of the lost civilization but also the wilful trampling of human.
Tutu drove us to another masterpiece - the Bayon Temple. Whether it is a Hindu sanctuary or Buddhist temple means a lot to the scholars, but to us the Bayon Temple is one statue, gallery, and monument. Here and there can you see the lokeshvara's faces, dacing Apsara on lotuses, inscription on the blindwall conveying the daily lives of the Khmer people to you. It is said that the utensil mentioned on the inscription still can be seen in the rural region. After lingering about this temple, you will never forget "the smile of the khmer" because more than 200 merciful faces impress you all over the site.