Phum Vihéa Chĕn

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16 travelers at this place:

  • Day19

    Vorbereitung auf Angkor Wat

    January 20 in Cambodia

    Mit einer 6-stündigen Busfahrt konnten wir heute die gut 300 km nach Siem Reap zurücklegen. Das ist die Stadt vor den Toren der größten Tempelanlage der Welt 🗺 Für morgen haben wir Tuk-Tuk-Fahrer „Kim“ engagiert, der mit uns die „kleine Tour“ inklusive Sonnenaufgang 🌅 macht. Er holt uns dafür um 4:30 🕟 am Hotel ab. Ja, morgens!Read more

  • Day11

    In Siem Reap

    January 30, 2017 in Cambodia

    Mit dem Flieger über Saigon nach Siem Reap.Wieder früh aufgestanden für den Besuch
    Von Angkor Wat.Seit meinem traumatischen Besuch im Berliner Robbengatter,wo Bier im Sommer mit ca 15 Grad serviert wurde auch immer wieder gerne Bilder aus sogenannten Entwicklungsländern wo man es besser kann

  • Day382

    Siem reap

    January 18 in Cambodia

    It's a long ride to siem reap...
    Switching busses and crossing the border. I avoided the scam on the border by applying for the visa in advance. But they still tried it. 300baht for this 100baht for that. I didn't pay a cent but nice tries.

    After 11hrs of ferry and busses I arrived in my hostel. In the bus I met a girl from Finland, Hanna. We booked a tuktuk for the next day to do the small angkor wat tour. Nine dollars each. Not too bad.
    The hostel, dorm point, is a good choice. The people were nice and the beds, bathrooms were clean. And it was cheap as well.
    I slept like a stone after my late-night yoga.
    First thing after waking up... YOGA!
    My body loves it. Even with a stiff body and tight hamstrings it's fun and I switches between different postures and sequences. Whatever came into my mind I tried. My head stand got better and better. I did progresses in bridge and wheel pose as well. Life is great and amazing (with yoga.)

    Angkor wat... World heritage site!!!
    The whole area is huge. The main temple already impressive, I couldn't get enough of it. Hanna is a very good companion for the tour. Also interested in the carvings and old buildings we're both impressed. Sadly there are less sign boards with historical explanations. The hours flew by and even with the tuktuk we made about 15km between 10am and 4pm.
    I know why they offer two day tickets and seven day tickets... You need this time to see all the small sites. I am not sure how many temples we visited but it was less than a tenth of them. The style of the kh'mer temples are amazing. I'm sure there weren't able to build small temple. All of them are massive. From the main, angkor wat, to the smaller ones, also famous because of the tomb raider movie. I still try to imagine how they looked as the were inhabited and full of normal life.

    Hot weather and too many different currencies (thai baht, us Dollar and Cambodian Riehl) in the wallet took their tribute. I one temple I donated a 1000 Riehl bill to the shrine. Nothing special and quite common for me.
    At the end of the day I missed a 100 dollar bill and actually found the only 1000 Riehl bill I had til then...
    I've got enlightend that I gave that missing bill to the priest by mistake. Sad but life teaches you in several ways. I have to get rid of the baht. Too confusing. 🙄
    Could be worse. It was a good donation.
    Next day, I got a message from Sasha, she was in siem reap. So went to the markets to kill time and joined them in their hostel, it was a nice one. Very chilly with an amazing pool. So I changed the hostel the day after. As I went back home it was already twelve o'clock. Was a great day. Next morning, my birthday! Alone and but alone. My friends and family wrote me. I had breakfast and played guitar for hours.
    As I arrived in my hostel sasha, Konner, Maren, Monty and Laura came from angkor wat.

    After a couple of beers and lot of dancing we eventually went to bed at 4 o'clock. Was a long but amazing day.
    The next days were mostly relaxed. Guitar playing and yoga were the daily practice mixed with eating and walks during the city.
    Maren and me planed to go to sihakouville while the others went to phnom phen.
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  • Day4

    Abendessen bei Christa

    April 3 in Cambodia

    Leckeres Essen, diesmal hat Conny ein Lokal fast im Nirgendwo ausgesucht. Und das Essen ist wirklich gut.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Phum Vihéa Chĕn, Phum Vihea Chen, ភូមិ វិហារចិន

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