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Hello,

This is about my upcoming trip to Malaysia and Cambodia. The first part is pre-trip - information about flights, itineraries, accommodation and all the things that you need to do to plan an overseas holiday. This is my first trip to Asia and I hope it may help others. Comments are very welcome and anyone who has travelled to Malaysia and/or Cambodia, please feel free to comment and offer any advice or tips that you think would be helpful. As of today ( 28th February) , in exactly 11 days (minus 30 minutes) I will be in Kuala Lumpur.
Cheers.

I had the most amazing time and hope you enjoy reading about my trip. Each post is numbered and I'm doing them in order from start to finish - a little like a diary.

ANGKOR WAT SUNRISE




Wednesday

54. Angkor Wat - 2. Scenes

Around Angkor Wat
Below is a snapshot of some of the area around Angkor Wat.


 
Above: Around Angkor Wat
a) The top two shots are of part of the area to the south of the causeway, next to them the scene is facing the entrance (west) before sunrise.

b) In the middle row the pink lotus flowers were in the pond just in front of Angkor Wat where we sat and waited for sunrise. The other two are of the moat on the northern side of the causeway facing east.

c) The third row shows people walking back to the entrance after the sun had risen. I have included both the close-up shot and the long distance shot to give you some idea of just how big this place is. If you look closely at the picture on the right which was taken before sunrise, you will notice a balloon to the right of the entrance towers - people in a hot air balloon floating in the sky to watch the sunrise.


 
Above: Silhouette in doorway
This doorway faces east and is under repair. Note the window balusters either side. You can see a figure walking down towards the entrance.


 
Above: Lions and nagas flank the steps down from the causeway

Lions and naga-balustrades border the cruciform terrace.


 
Above: Devatas
Devatas are female divinities - sort of like guardian angels and there are around 2,000 of them at Angkor Wat, where they appear in groups or individually.

2 comments:

JM said...

I was waiting for these posts! :-) Simply gorgeous! I think I told you it's on top of my places to go list.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

The temples are just awesome. I'm going backto SE Asia next year, not sure if I'll have time to revisit.

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