08.11.2009 - 09.11.2009 90 °F
What bargain is behind door number 1?
After our first day of temple exploration, I was very excited to see some more. Our Tuk Tuk chauffeur offered us a tour the next day to Banteay Sri a distant temple with renowned sculpture, along with a full day visiting other temples. Banteay Sri was one of the earliest temples of the Angkor era.
On the way there we saw Pre-Rup, another earlier, but taller temple on the north east edge of the Angkor complex.
We also visited Cambodia's land mine museum. During Khmer rouge era cambodia became one of the heaviest mined countries in the world.
This is for you Sly...
We had lunch at a roadside stall, and Mike drove a hard bargain getting souvenirs for friends. He visited five shops, made approximately 20 offers before finally making a deal. During the lunch, Mike promised to visit several shops and was told in no uncertain terms that he had to keep his promise. There were various, skirts, shirts, fans, hats, table cloths, miniature temples, post cards and a bamboo flutes in the running for our deal. The final purchase included post cards, two purses, and bracelets! Some little friends are going to be very lucky!
Our last temple, and possible the coolest was Preah Khan.