Friday, January 02, 2009

Angkor Wat !

Before coming to Thailand we spent a brief but memorable few days in Siem Reap, Cambodia. There we were able to tour the breathtaking Angkor Wat temple complex. It is one of the most amazing places I've ever visited. Here are a few pictures from our visit.

The swamp in the middle of the temple was eerily still, as though it hadn't moved in hundreds of years.

In this particular temple trees and vines have been growing over the temple for thousands of years. The result is quite magical... like a scene from a movie. In fact it WAS used in the movie Tomb Raider!


Janet said...

Stunning photos. We are just checking out the atlas re: next phase of the trip. Have a safe journey. MomE

Anonymous said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Ian said...

Mom - It might be tricky to find the locations in Myanmar in the Atlas. Along with the country name, several city names have been changed in recent years, supposedly in an attempt to break away from British colonialism.

Kate - Hi! Thanks for commenting and reading along. I feel so famous now, having readers whom I've never met.
If you're interested in traveling in this area, or have any other questions about what we've seen here I'd be happy to answer them as well as I can.
Hope to hear from you again!


kao said...

Thank you for taking beautiful pictures every time. Thay are very beautiful. I'm enjoying. Steve is very good teacher. I'm enjoying his talk every time. I want to talk you, again...

See you...

Ian said...

Hi Kaori,
I'm glad you like the pictures. I can't take credit for many of them though, Tara does most of our photography. I have been taking some video, but I won't be able to post it to the blog until I am back in Canada.

I'm glad you're enjoying Steve's lessons, and I look forward to teaching you again sometime too.
Take care. :)


Cousin Ali said...

Hello my friends!! Just wanted to drop you a little long distance love to let you know I'm still keeping up to date with your travels. See you SOON!! xoxo