Unlike most Angkorian temples Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor’s most popular temples with visitors, it’s real Tomb Raider stuff!
Flying into Cambodia I was excited at the prospect of a new phase of this grand Indochina adventure being upon us. I had wanted to visit the Temples of Angkor Wat ever since I had read about them in a ‘Lost Civilisations’ graphical history book way back in the mists of time when I was a gangly and spotty teenager. At the time Indiana Jones was the current smash hit running high at the movies and all things ancient exploration seemed to be in fashion and the flavour of the month. Continue reading “Indochina Adventure (Part 10) – The Temples of Angkor Wat”
During my tour of Indochina I visited the famous jungle ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Within many of the temple compounds you would come across these traditional Cambodian dance troupes (as seen in my above photograph. The dancers would perform – for a small fee of course – exotic routines for the discerning and weary western traveller, it was all good clean fun, even if it was all a bit touristy!
For the next three weeks I will be travelling around what was once referred to in days gone by as Indochina! During the trip I will be employing many fantastical modes of transport including: planes, trains, automobiles, boats, bicycles, sampans and rickety old rickshaws. My travel adventure will take me to Old Saigon, Imperial Hue, Ancient Hoi An, and the Enigmatic Angkor Wat amongst many other exotic and mystical destinations.
Do please come along for the ride!