Bicycling through Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Monday, April 08, 2013

 My rented ride. Biked about 40-50 km. I was very sweaty in the 90+ degree heat.
I sat down to paint this tree (because how could you not?!?) and by the end, I had quite an audience and some fellow painters with me.
 Showing her how to use the watercolors.
 The crowd gathered to watch sunset at one of the wats was more interesting than the actual sunset, IMO.
I was continually astounded by how open and well-preserved the temples were. I felt like a kid wandering through corridors, windows, and doors, not sure where exactly they would lead me, or climbing up steep stone steps for a stunning view. My favorites were the trees perhaps as old as the temples themselves essentially crushing the wat walls to grow. 

Besides Angkor Wat, Siem Reap is a lovely city. The people are really kind, and the tuktuk drivers are very creative with their solicitations. Best of all, the food is delicious and cheap. I can't wait to go back!

3 comments:

siem reap said...
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siem reap said...

I like your pics to much.I like Siem Reap. Siem reap is the biggest city in cambodia. This is adventurous and beautiful place.

Cindy said...

I don't know which I love more--your art or your photographs!!!

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