Von der Hauptstadt Phnom Penh geht es weiter zu den Tempelanlagen von Angkor Wat. Ein Zwischenstopp erfolgt auf einem Insektenmarkt: gebratene Tarantel, Maden und alles was uns seltsam erschieint gibt es dort. Viele Chinesen decken sich dort ein, bevor sie zu den Tempelanlagen bei Siem Reap weiter fahren.
Eine geröstete Tarantel als Snack für einen Dollar.
A fine summer evening at the Floating Village in Cambodia "Sweet was the sound, when oft, at evening's close,
Up yonder hill the village murmur rose;
There as I passed, with careless steps and slow,
The mingling notes came soften'd from below;
The swain responsive as the milkmaid sung,
The sober herd that low'd to meet their young;
The noisy geese that gabbled o'er the pool,
The playful children just let loose from school;
The watch-dog's voice that bay'd the whispering wind,
And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind;
These all in sweet confusion sought the shade,
And fill'd each pause the nightingale had made"
Whilst galavanting through the ruins I found myself walking through an almost pitch black tunnel. As I walked towards the light I couldn't help but notice a miniature army of newly born chicks running along beside me! And there was the mother, strutting around; the centerpiece within her circle of minions. It's witnessing the simple things like this. Of the natural world in motion. It gives me great hope for the future of this beautiful planet despite the chaos we sometimes find ourselves in!
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💃 Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious structures in the world. Ranging from Hinduism to Buddhism this complex has housed numerous faithful. Photo by @fashionvernissage#peterpanstravel
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There’s a sense of wonder and nostalga that from going through old images, such as the time I lived in #Cambodia for over six months. And that meant a lot of temple exploration! •• Beng Mealea, seen as one of core Angkor Wat period temples, is located east of the main temples of #Angkor in the city and still lies in ruin, largely unrestored. Yet, this unstirred scene is exactly what makes the site so fascinating. •• The history of Cambodia’s jungle temple is unknown, although inspection puts it at a similar architectural style and layout to the 12th-Century constructed Angkor Wat, only smaller and built entirely of sandstone. Today, nature has reclaimed the space where this temple once stood as the spiritual centre in the middle of a large town. Only the jungle knows its secrets.
•• After a six hour bike ride through Cambodian countryside to reach it, I clambered haplessly over toppled stones that were once magnificent rooftops and towering doorways, meandered through lost corridors and swung on the branches that have weaved their way through the historical labyrinth and taken over the temple structure.
•• The unknown - the best kind of exploration. [You can read all about it on the blog: link in bio]
Von der Hauptstadt Phnom Penh geht es weiter zu den Tempelanlagen von Angkor Wat. Ein Zwischenstopp erfolgt auf einem Insektenmarkt: gebratene Tarantel, Maden und alles was uns seltsam erschieint gibt es dort. Viele Chinesen decken sich dort ein, bevor sie zu den Tempelanlagen bei Siem Reap weiter fahren. Aber auch Obst gibt es hier. Eine exotische bunte Welt mit unbekannten Gerüchen.
Von der Hauptstadt Phnom Penh geht es weiter zu den Tempelanlagen von Angkor Wat. Ein Zwischenstopp erfolgt auf einem Insektenmarkt: gebratene Tarantel, Maden und alles was uns seltsam erschieint gibt es dort. Viele Chinesen decken sich dort ein, bevor sie zu den Tempelanlagen bei Siem Reap weiter fahren. Für einen Dollar kann man eine lebende Tarantel in die Hand nehmen. An dieser Form des Bettelns sieht man deutlich die Armut in diesem Land.
Von der Hauptstadt Phnom Penh geht es weiter zu den Tempelanlagen von Angkor Wat, vorbei an Lotusfeldern. Ein Zwischenstopp erfolgt auf einem Insektenmarkt: gebratene Tarantel, Maden und alles was uns seltsam erscheint gibt es dort. Viele Chinesen decken sich dort ein, bevor sie zu den Tempelanlagen bei Siam Riep weiterfahren.
Sometimes the classics are the way to go - just rum, lime, and sugar is all you need for a perfect classic daiquiri. We are mixing these - as well as all kinds of exciting variations - tomorrow night at our monthly Open House. Your choice between @diplomatico.apac Planas or @samaidistillery's new White Rum....try them both and let us know your favorite!
Friday 19 July - 6pm till late @ Tomoka Cocktail Company on Street 75. Don't miss it!
This is a great way to learn some of the intricacies of Cambodian traditional dance while meeting the performers from a traditional dance show. Practice the ancient Apsara movements and learn how to fold and wear one of the many versions of the the Sampot [Sampot Chang Kben]. This is a 8 or 9 long and 3 foot wide tubular piece of cloth which is worn around the waist and manipulated into a rather splendid looking pair of trousers.
During the session you will be shown the subtleties of the hand gestures, foot positioning and the much loved coconut dance then under tuition, have a go yourselves .
The 3 forms we look at are classical, folk and social dance where you will be taught by members of the Cambodian Living Arts troupe in the National Museum compound in Phnom Penh.
This activity is not just for dance and culture fans but is a really fun as well as educational way to spend a morning or afternoon.
In the images below we see the Hanuman Travel sales team having an immensely enjoyable class in another product testing session so they can advise you best.
Please get in contact with us to learn more or book a session yourself.
Best place to see them that we've encountered: Royal Palace/Terraces (Elephant and Leper King Terraces, all part of the same complex) in Angkor Wat, Siem Reap Cambodia
“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. … The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. … Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one” - unknown 🌱
Thank you @jayahouseriverpark for letting me bring one of your flowers to the temples
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When You Truly Dont Care What Anyone Thinks of You, You Have Reached A Dangerously Awesome Level of FREEDOM!
The beauty of #beautifulcambodia stretches far and wide, and one of the most memorable places to visit will always be Angkor Wat. Travelers should know that there is so much more to discover in Angkor Park. We recommend starting the tour at sunrise at the Angkor Wat Temple and getting on a tuk-tuk, hopping from temple to temple. It might sound monotonous but each temple is unique and has it's own style of architecture and surrounding nature. The structures are mesmerizing. Cambodia should not be visited without viewing the majestic Angkor temples.
Beautiful Cambodia, is an online magazine which aims to introduce Cambodia to YOU as YOUR next holiday destination. Discover more through the link in our bio or visit directly www.beautifulcambodia.asia!
Favorite place we stayed at during our whole trip in Asia. Not only was this place gorgeous but it was also built to be eco-friendly! All bungalows are solar powered and come with a compost toilet. They recycle, hire locals, and buy organic food/produce from farms nearby to make meals at their restaurant.