The Girl Travels
A log of my recent adventures in Vietnam, Cambodia, Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala
Friday, October 27, 2006
Pictures: Angkor Wat Part 2
Pictures: Angkor Wat Part 1
Regarded as the supreme masterpiece of Khmer architecture, [Angkor Wat] is a huge pyramid temple built by Suryavarman II between 1113 and 1150. It is surrounded by a moat 570 feet wide and about four miles long. The mass of bas-relief carving is of the highest quality and the most beautifully executed in Angkor. It is also the largest religious monument in the world.
You can also check out Wikipedia's Angkor Wat entry.
Pictures: Ta Prohm in Angkor Park
Giant silkwood tree growing over the ruins of Ta Prohm. There was a line to get your picture taken next to/in the tree. That line was comprised entirely of Japanese tourists. Note, I just took a picture of one of the tourists rather than wait.
Another favorite picture of a tree growing over the ruins
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Pictures: More Angkor Park Temples
Monday, October 23, 2006
Pictures: Bayon and South Gate in Angkor Park
Pictures: Pre Rup in Angkor Park
Pictures: Royal Palace and National Museum in Phnom Penh
Pictures: Tuol Sleng Prison and Choeung Ek (The Killing Fields)
Pictures: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
I love my pictures from Cambodia so much that I will probably post them a bit differently than I did the ones from Vietnam. These are pictures of areas in Phnom Penh.
If you've been waiting for more pictures, blame Blogger. I've been trying to upload these for weeks, but for some reason, I can't upload anything from my home computer anymore.