• Day6

    Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm & Angkor Wat

    February 10, 2019 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    Lovely banana pancakes for breakfast. Collected from the hotel for our tour of the temples. First stop Angkor Thom. Very impressive moat around the outside - 12k in length, 100m wide and 3m deep. Figures representing God on one side and Demons on the other (having a tug of war with a snake as the rope) line each side of the bridge over the moat. The Bayon Temple in the centre of Angkor Thom was impressive - a Khmer temple built in just 20 years. Once richly decorated but anything of value has been taken by various invading forces. Next stop was Ta Prohm - the Tomb Raiders Temple - left to the jungle. Tree roots entwine through the stones. In the afternoon we visited Angkor Wat - much larger than the previous temples we had seen & better preserved. We climbed up steep steps to the top - good views. Spent the evening at the hotel after a very hot exhausting day. Managed to find the England France Rugby 6 Nations match on TV so happy end to day.Read more