Asia’s Lost World, Siem Reap

We decided to go off the usual tourist circuit and explored other temple ruins which were less popular but just as impressive as Angkor Wat. We visited Banteay Srei which was constructed in the late tenth century and dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Unlike Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat which were made of mainly laterite stone, Banteay Srei is made of red sandstone which can be carved almost like wood. As a result, it features one of the finest carvings in the world with unbelievable detail and texture. It is also the only temple to have been built, not

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City of Temples, Siem Reap

We flew from Kuala Lumpur directly to Siem Reap – the gateway to Angkor – and we stayed at the Steung Siem Reap Hotel located in the Old French Quarter within walking distance to the markets, restaurants and Pub Street. Conveniently located next door to our hotel is an orange vivacious-looking cafe serving Tex-Mex and Cambodian food. This was our hang-out in the evenings to have pre-dinner drinks with delicious nachos and tacos 🙂 We did not want to dive in straight into temple exploration on our first day because we were lacking sleep due to an early start in the morning

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