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  • Day186

    Bayon Temple & Royal Palace

    December 7, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    After the main temple we continued to Angkor Thom and visited the Bayon Temple (the one with the faces) and the Royal Palace.

    Nach dem Haupttempel sind wir weiter zur Tempelanlage von Angkor Thom gefahren. Highlight hier war der Bayon Temple und der Royal Palace. Hier waren wir noch nahezu alleine :)Read more

  • Day9

    Ankor Tempel Anlage und Bar Street

    January 11, 2019 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Der Tag startet wieder um 8:30 mit dem Guide ☺️, auf zum Ta Prohm wo ein Teil von Tomb Raider gedreht wurde, zum Ankor Thom und zum Gigantischen Ankor Wat, die grösste Tempelanlage der Welt. Erbaut über 1000 Jahren von mehreren Königen, zerbombt und geschändet bei mehreren Kriegen und nun im Wiederaufbau durch Staaten wie China, Deutschland und mehr. Atemberaubende Kulisse💪👍
    Zurück im Hotel, kurzes ausspannen am Hotel Pool.
    Abendessen und Drinks in Siem Reaps BarStreet und FoodStreet, hier steppt der Bär und alle Nationen sind vertreten, auch Essensmäßig bleibt International nichts auf der Strecke, von Pizza bis zu frischem Fisch ausgesucht aus Wasserbassins und live zubereitung.
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  • Day378

    Angkor Wat - Tagesausflüge

    September 8, 2019 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Angkor Wat - Die 3. Weltberühmte Tempelanlage auf unserer Reise. Die Größte bisher und mit dem 3 Tages Ticket für 62 USD nicht ganz billig.

    Tag 1. Machen wir die übliche Route mit den 5 berühmtesten Tempeln.

    Angkor Wat
    Bayon
    Ta Prohm - "Tomb Raider"
    Ta Keo
    Banteay Kdei

    Starten aber mit Absicht in die falsche Richtung. Fangen also mit dem letzten an. So entgehen wir zumindest dem schlimmsten Ansturm. Nur kurz kreuzen wir den Touristen Schwarm.

    Mir ist nicht klar, wie die Stadt so leer und die Tempel so voll sein können. Allerdings bleiben die Chinesen auch in ihren Hotel Bunkern und kommen nur zur Tour raus.
    Voll Klischee im gleichen T-Shirt und immer laut gackernd.

    PS: auf der Tour lernen wir, wie viele Kambodschaner verabscheuen die Chinesen. Dazu später mehr.
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  • Day111

    Tempel

    December 23, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Weihnachten steht vor der Tür und es ist besucherzeit. Andre kommt aus China rum, Jenny aus Singapur und es wird mal wieder über alte Zeiten gelacht.

    Ziel ist 5 Tage Kambodscha, dritte Welt. Am ersten Abend geht es erst mal mit dem Nachtbus nach Siem Reap und dort werden fix Roller ausgeliehen und das Umland erkundet. Es fällt auf, dass die gegend um die Stadt deutlich besser erschlossen ist als weite Teile von Kambodscha. Etwas ärgerlich ist, man muss, auch um weiter entfernte Touristische Ziele anzuschauen eigentlich ein Tempel ticket kaufen für 37 Dollar. Was wir uns irgend wie sparen und dann am nächsten Tag zum Sonnenaufgang in die Tempelstadt fahren. Negativ Punkt. Zweimal verreckt der Roller und wir dürfen in der Pampa warten bis wir wieder eingesammelt werden. Die Tempe selber sind sehr beeindruckend. Wir schauen uns 5 von an und es ist sehr angenehm das alles sehr nahe beieinander ist. Also ca. 10 Rollerfahr minuten auseinander. Leider ist gerade Hochsaison und sehr voll mit Touristen. Leid tuhen mir die Anlagen, da leider nichts abgedeckt ist und man kann alles anfassen und so werden durch 3 Millionen Toursiten pro Jahr die letzten erhaltenen Zeichnungen und Steinmetzarbeiten auch noch kaputt gemacht. Ach Kambodscha. Highlight ist der Temel Ta Prom. Bekannt aus Tomb Raider wuchern hier Bäume und sträucher über das ganze Gelände und man kann bisschen über die Ruinen Klettern.Read more

  • Day153

    Bayon Temple and the Emperor's palace

    January 29, 2015 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    One of my favorite structure in Ankor Wat is the Bayon temple that is largely un-restored and filled with large smiling sculptures of gods. The Emperor's palace is also largly un-restored and overgrown with trees. It is intersting to compare these two places with Ankor Wat.

  • Day151

    Siem Reap

    September 17, 2015 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    The biggest tourist attraction in Cambodia is the ancient city of the Khmer Empire, Angkor. Situated 4 miles north of Siem Reap (which has been established as a hub to serve this archaeological wonder) the site extends as far as 400km sq and consists of multiple temples and structures within what was at one time a working city of approximately 1 million people. To fully explore it would require weeks but with only one day we took a tour to two of its prominent temples, Angkor Wat and the Bayon.

    Although we had planned to arrive very early to watch the sunrise above the iconic towers of Angkor Wat, our luck with the weather finally ran out as heavy cloud and rain obscured any chance of success. Therefore we arrived later, by which time herds of tourists were funnelling their way toward the temple.

    The sheer scale of Angkor Wat alone was incredible to take in. The gigantic moat surrounding it, was hand-dug by tens of thousands of Thai slaves whilst the huge stones making up the structure were hauled into place using bamboo scaffolding and teams of elephants. Unsurprisingly many lives were lost under the unswaying drive of the Khmer god-king to complete such a construction.

    The sullen clouds and slicing rain did their best to dampen our mood and the grandeur of the temple, yet it was still possible to appreciate its beauty. Walking through the shadows of the long cool corridors, where light slipped through the finely carved sandstone bars of the windows, we learnt how the multiple edges, corners and towers of the temple were meticulously planned from the very start of the construction to represent important ritual aspects of the Hindu and later Buddhist religions that the Khmer followed over the centuries in which they ruled. The interior and exterior walls were etched and carved with the figures of dancing gods and stories and messages we could not begin to comprehend, all with an almost super-human accuracy and consistency. Our tour guide explained that the artisan craftsmanship came from both experience as well as belief that mistakes would bring bad karma (and the likely punishment from Khmer overseers). At the Bayon, the intricate masonry continued with bas-reliefs and multiple towers, leaving us to wonder how more visually stunning it must have been at the time of its completion. Freshly carved and free from centuries of decay and encroachment. We gained but a mere glimpse of the mighty Angkor but this was still impressive enough.
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  • Day3

    Bayon temple in Angkor Thom

    January 27, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Our last temple for the day, we are pretty temples out now. So glad we made the decision to only do one day of temple hopping, a second day would have killed me.

    The Bayon is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman's capital, Angkor Thom. Following Jayavarman's death, it was modified and augmented by later Hindu and Theravada Buddhist kings in accordance with their own religious preferences.

    The Bayon's most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and smiling stone faces on the many towers which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak.

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  • Day28

    Bayon Temple

    September 17, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Today was Temple day, we were picked up at 7.30am and headed out for a day of temple visits.

    The first stop was Angkor Thom (Big Angkor) which is a 3km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian empire. After Jayavarman VII recaptured the Angkorian capital from the Cham invaders in 1181, he began a massive building campaign across the empire, constructing Angkor Thom as his new capital city.

    We spent about an hour walking and climbing stairs in, out and around the temple
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  • Day11

    Bayon Temple

    December 16, 2019 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Bayon is the main temple located at the center of Angkor Thom, a royal complex dating to the 10th century . This 1st picture is a be of the gates to Angkor Thom.
    This temple is famous for all it's carved smiling faces. I'm told there are more than 200 carved faces, all with smiles. The pictures are various views of the temple.Read more

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