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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.

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.



65. Return to Angkor Wat

After leaving Banteay Srei, it was time to head for home. Arriving at my accommodation, it was a quick lunch, shower then a long nap. The heat of the day had fair knocked me out. I awoke refreshed ready for my next stop - Angkor Wat to see the sunset. Below is a selection of photos taken while I walked around waiting for the sun to set.

Above: Angkor Wat in the afternoon
I arrived, showed my pass (you have to do this every time you visit a temple) and started walking through. As I didn't have a guide, it was a case of keep your eyes and ears open!

Above: South east

Above: North east

Above: Aspara
As I walked along the causeway, I could see dancers (Aspara) in beautiful coloured costumes. I asked could I please take a photo. Yes, madam, but it'll cost you! Two dollars to take photos with my own camera, but still it was very worth it - I'd have paid $10 if I had to. (I probably would have grumbled to myself about you even have to pay for that! but I'd still have paid up!)☺☺

Above: Aspara
The figure in the middle in white is the monkey god, Hanuman; the figures in green are Garuda (large mythical birds or bird-like creatures). With the female costumes, Apsara characters often wear Plumeria obtusa flowers tied along the back of their hair and this can be seen on both the dancer on the left and the figure on the far right. The female dancers are also wearing a phuŏng (a flower tassel made from Jasminum sambac and Michelia alba or Michelia champaca blossoms) on the left side of the crown.

Above: The Library
North library of the outer enclosure - Angkor Wat One of two 'libraries' situated inside the outer wall of Angkor Wat.

Above: The white horse
This white horse with its gaily coloured saddle hadn't been there when I was there earlier in the day, I took it to have something to do with the Aspara.

Above: Man's best friend
This was one of the few dogs I saw during my time in Cambodia. He was sitting in the shade and didn't even move away when I approached to take this photo.

Above: Afternoon glow
The temple and towers had this lovely golden hue with the afternoon sun in the west shining upon them - a far cry from my sunrise visit that morning.


Roger S said...

Used your horse at Angkor Wat to illustrate Khmer vocabulary lesson:

Super image!


BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Hi Roger,
Glad to hear it was of use. Thank you for the compliment.

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