Angkor Paradise Hotel
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We left the hotel on this sunny day at 7:30. Our guide for Angor Wat, Sang, had joined us on the bus trip up to Siem Reap to give us background information/history along the route. Plus the Cambodian OAT manager & a local guide trainee joined us for the journey.
Our first stop was at a lotus pond. We hopped out and walked over to see …
... at the Dragon bridge which is 100 years old. No cars or trucks allowed. There are lots of skinny cows in the yards and the fields. On a couple of occasions they were being herded across the road and once there was a runaway on the road. The water level along the way is very high and the primary agriculture is rice. Historically the houses have been built on wooden stilts but some are using concrete. Also they are now bringing in sand fill so they ...
... about a cucumber field. The king had a great love for cucumbers (pronounced fantastically by Juan, the c's where more like s's), so ordered a guard to watch over his biggest cucumber field. However one night the king decided to sneak to his own field at night, and the guard killed this nighttime intruder. The guard then became king (as he was seen mightily powerful for having killed the king) and built the temple as a memorial ...
... Island are pretty safe in top spot. To see the magnificence of Ancient Khmer architecture and compare it to the run down modern Cambodia you can't help, but think they've gone a long way backwards, comparatively. Of course, the turmoil of Colonialism, US intervention in Indochina and obviously the horror story that was the Khmer Rouge has not helped at all. You wonder where Cambodia would be if it had been left to its own devices. I have three full days ...
... and they have some access to health care.
It's easy to forget that the country was ravaged by war not so many years ago but the memories are still fresh for the locals. Praim remembers running to hide in the foxhole at night when the gun fire was close to their home, sometimes waking up in the morning to find his mother had carried him into the foxhole during the night while he slept and seeing a neighbour shot down in front of him. ...