We explore the largest temple complex in the world.
We left Don Det early in the morning, and it took several hours to reach the border. After the tedious crossing at the Laos/Cambodia border, we had our bus threaten to leave us in the middle of nowhere unless we paid more, but we finally made it Kratie. There wasn't much to do in Kratie, and the power was out in town most of the day, apparently because they "borrow" it from Vietnam on certain days of the week. We left the next day and made our way to Siem Reap. After another long day on the bus we arrived and managed to check out part of the town before we passed out from exhaustion.
|New York Steak chips induced exhaustion.
|Batman Tuk Tuk.
|These little guys were everywhere.
Angkor Wat was amazing. The scale of it was staggering, and took us 2 hours just to walk through it. There were numerous temples and ancient structures that are still well preserved to this day. After exploring for a few hours, we walked on to the ancient city of Angkor Thom. On the way we found several structures hidden off the road that everyone zipping by in their tuk tuks missed.
|Bridge to Angkor Thom
|Spider-Man tuk tuk!
|Bucket O Whiskey.
|Elizabeth and Lars.
|Gigantic tree bursting through the temple.
Next we rode about 25 km to the "lady temple". It's called that because they believe it was sculpted by women, due to the fine detail in the engravings.
Don't you see princess, we were all born to die!