Our time on our Southeastern Asia journey has come to a close. Our final couple days in Siem Reap, Cambodia, have been simply amazing, though. Our focus here has been on touring ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples and relaxing. We successfully accomplished both.
We won’t bore you with the many, many details about all of the temples in the Siem Reap region, known as Angkor (or “Capital” as this was once the Capital of the Khmer empire). We hired a local guide for two days who brought history to life for us as we toured the temples. Sopheara (or “handsome” in English) was exceedingly knowledgeable about his land’s history and it was also nice to get insight from him into some current local culture. Our brain’s were saturated early on from the constant stream of information from him about the different rulers, the different Hindu gods and then the switch later to Buddhism. It was all interesting … very interesting … but we did reach a point where we just had to listen, take in what we could, and let the rest just wash on by. So, we won’t regurgitate all of the info we picked up but will instead let your eyes enjoy some of what our eyes took in.