07.11.2009 - 07.11.2009 88 °F
The next day, our tuk tuk from the previous night was waiting for us in the hopes we would tour the temples. We decided to hire him for the day along with our new Norweigen friend, Oevind. The three of us started our tour at about 11 in the morning. It turns out we only had time that day to do the "small tour."
We joyfully hit the road to tour what is billed as the eight wonder of the world. Most of the temples were built between 1100 and 1400 AD during the height of the Khmer empire. At the time when Angkor had around 1,000,000 people London had about 50,000. Talk about the power of agricultural advances!
Enjoy the pics.
First was Bayonne in the Angkor Thom (city complex)
Of note at Bayonn are the enormous number of great head sculptures created after the first sack of Angkor to reestablish the protection of their Gods!
We then headed north outside of the city for lunch and a couple of temples further north and east Ta Sohn I believe.
Then in for the big climax of Angkor Wat to close the day!
It was an amazing first day. Entrance to the temples for 3 days $40 USD. Transport for the day $15 for three people. Additional expenses...lunch $6 per person. The only decision for tonight...How early do we start tomorrow?
Next Episode...What deal is behind door number one or...you want 2 WAT?