January 11, 2014
After another lovely breakfast we meet Chhon, our tuk tuk driver, at 8:00 am. We head over to the Angkor site for a day of temple exploring.
BAPHOUN Climbed all 3 levels; large temple mountain recently restored. 2 hrs. here.
PHIMEANAKAS Impressive laterite and sandstone pyramid that is the tallest scalable temple in Angkor Thom. Nice views. Around 1 1/2 hrs. here.
TERRACE OF THE ELEPHANTS, TERRACE OF THE LEPER KING Lots of carved elephants and garudas; carved nagas/demons/other mythological beings. Double terrace wall. Around 1 hr. here.
|Terrace of the Elephants|
|Nagas and deities of the underworld|
|Terrace of the Leper King|
TEP PRANHAM long walkway with Buddha figure at the end. 10-15 minutes here.
PREAH PALILAY Small but interesting. 30 minutes here.
|Encroaching trees have been trimmed down to stumps.|
CHAU SAY TEVODA Minor temple restored. Has an abandoned feeling to it. 30 minutes here.
|Green chicken curry|