In Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 7

Kulen Waterfall

On our fifth day at Cambodia we wanted to visit two popular tourist attractions of Cambodia. Phnom Kulen National Park is the first, other being beautiful temple Banteay Srei. I will be covering Phnom Kulen in this part of the blog. Nestling in the southern extension of the Dangrek Mountains in the Svay Leu District, … Read moreIn Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 7

In Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 5

Smile of Angkor, Avalokitheshwara faces

After visiting Angkor Wat, we went to explore another symbolic temple of Cambodia, the Bayon temple which was built nearly 100 years after Angkor Wat. The Bayon is located in the center of the city of Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom (Big Angkor) is a 3km x 3km walled and moated royal city and was the … Read moreIn Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 5

In Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 4

Angkor Wat

On the third day in Cambodia we started our journey with AngKor wat which is one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed by humankind. Its name means “temple city.” This time we had tour guide Samart with us. Taking a guide immensely helps to enrich the knowledge and our guide made the whole trip … Read moreIn Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 4

In Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 2

Pre Rup Towers

Second day at Cambodia we wanted to explore temples of Angkor. Angkor which in Khmer language means Capital City, was the capital Khmer Empire, seems to have flourished from approximately the 9th to 15th centuries. Angkor was a megacity supporting at least 0.1% of the global population during 1010-1220 CE. The word Angkor is derived … Read moreIn Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 2

In Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 1

Sunset at Marine Drive, Kochi

Whenever I told my friends in India I am planning to travel to Cambodia, I used to get raised eye brow and question back to me. “Where is it? Africa?” Such is the ignorance among us about this ancient Hindu kingdom, which has the world’s largest religious monument. Kingdom of Cambodia is a country in … Read moreIn Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 1

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