While planning out the itinerary for this country, I felt that I was simply copying and pasting names of temples I couldn’t remember nor differentiate. At the same time, I was afraid that all of us will eventually get tired of looking at stone-carved temples which all look alike. But Siem Reap proved me wrong.
Visiting the temples one by one, each of us began name-dropping our favorites. Needless to say each temple has its own character. Whether it is about intricacy, size or experience, these ancient structures surely know how to capture the hearts of those who open up to their wonders. It’s all a matter of perspective they say. Taken literally, we made the most of every view – sunrise, from the inside and bird’s eye. While most may view the Angkor temples as a pile of old dilapidated rocks, they will always be priceless legacies from the 9th Century.
The trip to this country has been all about stepping out of comfort zones to me. It is not the first vacation destination that comes to mind after all. Walking under the sun and sweating it out on dusty yet muddy uneven roads – these are the least of my favorite things. But after our quick trip to Cambodia, I’m all charmed by the carefree adventures the rest of Indochina has to offer.