Angkor, I’m ever so happy to finally see you.
It was a two-fer. I got to go to a place I’ve been dreaming to see for the longest and I got to squeeze in a half-marathon there too.
Angkor is unbelievable. The abundance in texture, detail, and history is hard to take all in one go. I was lucky to have gone with people who are pretty gung-ho about going here and there, and scrambling up and down places, and getting dirty, so that bit was pretty good. Still, one day I hope to return and get my fill of it all; I still crave for more it seems. I, unfortunately, am not “templed-out.”
Sunlight on Bayon wall detail
Travel guide Meta with the story of Jayavarman VII’s defeat of the Chams
A rare, tourist-free frame of the stairs of Bayon
Another face from another opening
Doorways and fountains
A view of Baphoun from the dried up ancient moat