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The Big Loop

Temples, Temples and more Temples


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On the map, there are two distinct loops throughout the temples. On my first day I continued around the outer loop with the most space between temples because I had a TukTuk driver and guide with me to drive between the long distances. I stopped to eat lunch at a small stand after leaving Angkor Thom, and continued to climb and explore temples all day.

I saw all sorts of artwork at the temples, from painting, sketches and even beautiful traces of the carvings. I wanted to take all of them home with me, but I had zero room left and couldn't fit them anywhere.

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My first day at the Temples was over 12 hours long. Starting at Angkor Wat at sunrise and going until sunset was exhausting. But I would not have traded this experience for the world. My visit to the Angkor Temples was the most rewarding and inspiring thing I did in my time in Asia, and I had two more days to spend in Cambodia before my trip home.

Posted by Cassi 16:46 Archived in Cambodia

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