More Angkor

More Angkor... because, well, it's that fucking cool. The Baphuon is a colossal pyramid structure on top of which the Khmer God-kings looked down upon their minions... The Bayon is populated by hundreds of towering stone faces that for ages have stared serenely at temple visitors from every angle.<

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Angkor

At the heart of the Khmer empire lies an astounding accretion of monolithic temples. The scale of Angkor is mind-binding... It is difficult to imagine how it was accomplished. As grand as the Egyptian pyramids yet more complex and ornate, the structures are coated in bas reliefs of man, gods and entities in between. You … Continue reading Angkor

Phnom Penh

Fish flops out of a basket in a market stall, never to see the sea again. Pails of curried locust, platters of candied spider… Wild black dogs with an unassailable wisdom of these streets. Many old whites have washed up on the shores of the Mekong, 18 year old Cambodian girls by their side. They … Continue reading Phnom Penh

Kampuchea

Smoke rising out of the jungle, houses on stilts. Where are we? Ornate village temples, palm trees poking here and there out of lowland fields. Moving from Vietnam into Cambodia there is less Chinese influence and more Indian. The land opening up, less people and more cattle. This is a heavy place, something about it.. … Continue reading Kampuchea