Smiling Hotel & Spa
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... or friend who was slaughtered in the late 70's by the Khmer Rouge. You might even expect , for this reason, people to be very mistrusting and possibly even reactive to all sorts of things and situations. As it turns out the complete opposite is true. They are friendly, willing to help and not always for their own benefit ( money) . It is a sort of humankind miracle that the country survived that trauma and has come out the other side. ...
... to build the main temple and then several more years for the add ons surrounding it. Angkor Wat is the largest of the many temples in the complex. The perimeter of the area 10+- km X 10km overall, probably bigger. There has been several movies filmed there the most popular one being Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. After finishing breakfast, we went back to the room and dressed appropriately. Women shouldn't wear shorts or show their legs because it's considered disrespectful to the ...
... Even the jungle looks dusty and dry.
We were welcomed - Chum Reap Sua (Greetings!) - to Ta Om with great joy. Somehow Thon and other catechists had got to Ta Om before us so there was quite a crowd and a number of local adults and school children.This old church was abandoned and lay empty for 40 years after the time of the Khmer Rouge when anyone associated with organised religion was tortured and killed. The government then did a deal with Battambang ...
... by French archeologists. From then until the 1990s when the area was declared a UNESCO heritage site the job of clearing away the jungle and restoring the temples was going on. It’s is still going on. It’s also a wonder that the archeological site was not destroyed by the Pol Pot Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s.
Hopefully the pictures that I took give you an idea of just how amazing these buildings are and the artistry ...
... to Ta Prohm the ultimate Indiana Jones fantasy. It's crumbling towers locked in vast root systems showing the power of the jungle. Built in 1186 as a Buddhist temple. In its hey day 80,000 were required to maintain or attend at the temple, which included 2700 officials and 615 dancers. Finally we visited another jungle temple, Banteay Kdei built in the later part of the 12th Century. ...