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At first, I didn’t really know what to expect from this whole trip. All I know is that I’ll be seeing a lot of old temples. I may not be the most adventurous person but I do love exploring so I was excited about visiting these temples more than anything else. Also, I love traveling so any reason to travel is a good reason.

During the 2 1/2 hour flight to Cambodia, I started reading Temple of a Thousand Faces by John Shors. Although it is fiction, the story is loosely based on events that happened during the 12th century under King Jayavarman VII. This book definitely gives you a glimpse of what Angkor Wat would have been like nearly a thousand years ago. A must-read if you have any plans to visit Angkor Wat.

During our first day in Angkor Archaeological Park we went around Angkor Thom, then Ta Prohm and of course Angkor Wat.

Exhausted from all the walking but it was definitely a day well spent.

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Bayon Temple…

my favorite spot 🙂

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The many faces of Bayon temple

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a little bit of yoga 🙂

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Baphuon Temple…

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Crow pose 🙂

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reclining Buddha (back view of the temple)

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Phimeanakas…

hmm… going up the temple

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view from the top of the temple

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Terrace of the Leper King…

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lotus flower

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Ta Prohm…

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where the movie Tomb Raider was filmed

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tree pose? 😉

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Angkor Wat…

the long walk to Angkor Wat was worth it

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view from the top of Angkor Wat

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