Cambodia: Phnom Pehn – Part 2

In Phnom Pehn we visited the Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda. The Royal Palace built in 1866 on the site of the former citadel, Banteay Kev. Now, it is the official residence of the King.

The Royal Guards and Helpers wears different colour uniforms base on the different days.

Mondays (Left) – Sundays (Right)

We visited the the Silver Pagoda, the Silver Pagoda was named because of 5000 silver ties, each weighing 1kg placed on the floor of the temple. In the Silver Pagoda the holiest Buddha image in Cambodia, Preah Keo (the Emerald Buddha) is being display.

After the Royal Palace and the Temple, we took a slow drive pass the Independent Monument, which was inaugurated in 1958 to celebrate Cambodia’s independence from French rule and commemorate the soul of combatants who laid down their lives for freedom of the country.

Visited the Local Market

I had a good experience at the Local Market, we then decided to go on another boat ride along the Tonle Sap river but this time it was from Phnom Pehn.

Per Boat Ride cost USD10.00

Sunset

Returning to the dock, after an hour ride along the Tonle Sap river.

~ That’s all Folks, More to come, Stay Tune ~

Cambodia: Siem Reap – Part 1

Visited Cambodia, from Siem Reap, took the local bus to Phnom Penh, and flew back to KL from Phnom Penh. Was a 5 days trip.

Siem Reap – visited the “Floating Village” at Tonle Sap Lake, where fishermen and their families lives on the water and it is also the largest permanent freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.

The following day we visited the famous Angkor Wat, one of the most beautiful and fascinating place on the planet. Made by the Khmer kings in a process that last almost 4 centuries, this magnificent area has been abandoned and hidden by the thick forest. Re-discovered by a French man about 150 years ago, now Angkor Wat has become one of the most visited archaeological and artistic site on the planet.

We moved to the Ta Prohm Temple which was built in AD 1186 by King Jayavarman VII. Short history for you… :)

At the Ta Prohm Temple you will see trunks of trees twist amongst stone pillars, and spread their gigantic roots over, under and in between the stones, probing walls and terraces, making the temple even more attractive.

After the Ta Prohm Temple we visited the Bayon Temple, one of the most popular sites in the Angkor complex. Over 200 large faces carved on the 54 towers, which at that time represents the 54 provinces in The Khamer Empire.

~ That’s all Folks, More to come, Stay Tune ~