Next stop on the joourney is Cambodia which is wedged between Thailand and Vietnam. While it appears to be less prosperous than either of its neighbors, the people are happy and incredibly gracious making the stop in Siem Reap a most pleasant one.
The primary reason most people visit Cambodia is to see Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire. Sunrise is supposed to be a beautiful time to photograph Angkor Wat, perhaps the best know of Angkor’s many temples, but as we found out not everything goes according to plan. Can you tell from the photo what was happening this day? Yes, those are raindrops on the camera lens and the temple was nothing more than a dim outline. For this, a 4:30 wake up was unnecessary!
In its prime Angkor claimed roughly 1,000,000 inhabitants making it the largest known temple in the world. Today, none but remains of some of the stone structures survive, and one can only wonder how they will withstand the hordes that flock to explore them.