September 28, 2016 by Mike Southeast Asia 0

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

While in the planning stage of a two week trip to Thailand with friends, Cambodia came up in conversation.  Had you asked me the week before if I ever had intentions of going to Cambodia I would have likely told you no.  My opinion changed, quickly.

Angkor Wat was to be the highlight of the two and a half days spent in Cambodia.  The beautiful, thousand year old, 400-acre Temple is almost too large to take in at first sight.  Tucked into the jungle this magnificent structure has immense power.

We arrived pre-dawn in hopes to see the sun rise above the Temple, what we got were dark gloomy clouds that opened their arms and rained upon us, essentially trapping us in one of the outlying buildings for a brief moment of time.  Wet, without a care, this place made me feel grounded.  While I’m not a very religious person, it’s hard not to feel everything here, as if time stops, and everything seems connected.


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