Angkor ’08 Day One 19/11/08 – Baphuon

ANGKOR '08DAY ONE 19 Nov '08 (Wed) - contd.(previously - South Gate, Bayon, Terrace of Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, Tep Pranam, Preah Palilay, Phimeanakas) BAPHUONIt was close to 6 pm but the sky is not dark yet so we thought we could do one more site before we call it a day. The... Continue Reading →

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Angkor ’08 Day One 19/11/08 – Phimeanakas

ANGKOR '08DAY ONE 19 Nov '08 (Wed) - contd.(previously - South Gate, Bayon, Terrace of Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, Tep Pranam, Preah Palilay) ROYAL PALACEAfter Preah Palilay, our journey took us to the Royal Palace area. Unfortunately due me missing out the fact that the Royal Palace would have been constructed mainly of... Continue Reading →

Angkor ’08 Day One 19/11/08 – Tep Pranam & Preah Palilay

ANGKOR '08DAY ONE 19 Nov '08 (Wed) - contd.(previous - South Gate, Bayon, Terrace of Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King) After our incredibly quick visit to the Terrace of the Leper King where we spent just 15 min (compared to the 150+ min we've spent at the Bayon), we continued to make haste.I was... Continue Reading →

Angkor ’08 Day One 19/11/08 – Terrace of the Leper King

ANGKOR '08DAY ONE 19 Nov '08 (Wed) - contd.(previous - South Gate, Bayon, Terrace of Elephants) It's already 4pm when we were done with the Terrace of the Elephants. We still have about 5-6 more sites on our schedule if we are not to miss our itinerary for Day One. :(The next site - Terrace... Continue Reading →

Angkor ’08 Day One 19/11/08 – South Gate of Angkor Thom

ANGKOR '08DAY ONE 19 Nov '08 (Wed)The first order of business for the day was to purchase our temple visit passes. When UNESCO named Angkor as their World Heritage Sites (full list), the number of tourists to Siem Reap swelled from tens of thousands to millions yearly! If the number of people walking through the... Continue Reading →

Angkor ’08 – Day Zero 18/11/08

ANGKOR '08PRELUDEThe idea of visiting Angkor Wat - and possibly playing boardgames there - was first mooted way back in Oct 2006 (in the Boardgamecafe.net forum). However due to my work commitment on a consulting project (with Antony Consulting) that required me to be spending about a week in Brunei at least once a month,... Continue Reading →

Angkor Wat – the definitive guide?

Planning now for the trip to Siem Reap to visit the Angkor Wat temples. There are obviously many sites on the Internet that tells you about Angkor Wat but one of the most useful sites are theAngkorGuide.com which contains part of Maurice Glaize's popular guide to the Angkor Monument.Published in 1944 in Saigon, republished in... Continue Reading →

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