Siem Reap ’14 pt 9: Ta Som, Neak Pean, & Preah Khan

We come to the last leg of our Temple Run, covering three temples. You would think by now we’d be fed up with seeing rocks, ruins, stones, and towers. Well, in a way, we were. But that did not mean we appreciated it any less. There’s still so many things to discover at every turn, I doubt anyone could fully explore all of them. For this post, we’ll zero in on Ta Som, Neak Pean, and Preah Khan.

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Siem Reap ’14 pt 8: Pre Rup, Banteay Srei & East Mebon

From some readings and word-of-mouth, I kinda had an idea that Angkor covers quite a large area. After all, it wouldn’t be called the world’s largest archaeological monument for nothing, right? But it was still overwhelming when you’re there and realize the scale of it.

The Grand Tour (or Big Circuit Tour, as some would call it) began with us heading for Banteay Srei. Before that, however, we passed by Pre Rup, or pronounced more often as “Pre Rub”.

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Siem Reap ’14 pt 4: Angkor Thom – Bayon

It’s not everyday that you get to “own” a temple. And an ancient one, at that. Often I escape to my world of make-believe, and this time, I kept telling myself that, yes, Bayon is my temple, since we share the same name, only mine is hyphenated. But that’s ok, because I also conveniently led myself to believe that the Khmer don’t really use hyphens much, so it doesn’t matter. It. Is. Mine. #DreamOn #feelinglang

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