Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Day 2 Sunrise in Angkor Wat
We woke up at 4.30 am to see the sunrise at Angkor Wat. My friend was very funny. He forgot to adjust his time to Cambodia time and he actually woke up at 3.30 am Cambodia time. Again, it was not really a good weather for us to view the sunrise but we get to see the Angkor Wat in the water. It was very very beautiful.

Located six kilometers north of Siem Reap, Angkor Wat is one of the largest of Khmer monuments. Built around the first half of 12th century by King Suryavarman II, the temple's balance, composition and beauty make it one of the finest monuments in the world.

Though 'Wat' is the Khmer (Cambodian) word for temple, the westward orientation of the structure is atypical of temples. Scholars believe that the architecture and sculptures are that of a temple where Lord Vishnu was worshipped but it was also built as a mausoleum for the king after his death.

# It's still very dark early in the morning, we can see that it's kind of cloudy.

# Sunrise with no sun.... :-( But luckily we are still able to see the shadow of Angkor Wat

# 5 peaks of Angkor Wat

# When we moved towards the Angkor Wat, many tourists are still busy taking the photos.

# The Apsara dance

# The smiling Apsara and not smiling Apsara

# The broken stair case

# We are so tired... though still very early... :-p

# We are moving towards the Angkor Balloon now.

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