Angkor Wat, Cambodia: A Photo Essay

October 31, 2012 in Asia, Cambodia, Travelogue

I completely forgot Angkor Wat.

How is that possible? A place that’s been on my bucket list forever. Hannah’s request for her 16th birthday present. I forgot it.

Well, I didn’t exactly forget it. I just forgot to put the pictures we took on the website for you to enjoy too.

I hope that late really is better than never… because I’m only about three months late on this one!

For those of you who are asking, “Wait, Angkor WHAT?”

It’s the largest Hindu temple complex in the world. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in the early 12th Century by the Khmer people. The history is fascinating and you should definitely read more about it!

Without further ado, I present… Angkor Wat, Cambodia:

“Dancing Figures” pose… like the carvings on the walls of Angkor Wat

“Y.M.C.A.” pose. :)

Landmine victims perform music throughout the Angkor complex.

Ez’ drawing of the sunrise over the main temple complex

Making a rubbing

The moon faced gods of Angkor Thom were my favourite.

She gets her 16th Birthday Wish… I love that she happens to be wearing her “Live Your Dreams” shirt. :)

Mama’s Little Tomb Raiders! ;)

Our tuk-tuk for the week!

Yep. Absolutely everywhere she goes.