Angkor Wat, Day 2

Day 2, Angkor temples

Like a swarm of bees the tuk tuk buzzed to Angkor Wat at 5 am to watch the sunrise. There were hundreds of us. Surprisingly, most people walked away in the grey of dawn.

We were there and patient, and took a photo of the sun rising behind the temple.

Then we went on a long ride to the “Womens’ Temple”. Here are the best stone carvings in Angkor. The place is small compared to the other sites. It is also supported by Swiss funding.

The last visit of the day was to a temple that had been overgrown by the jungle for centuries. Part of “Tomb Raider” was filmed there.

 

Temples d’Angkor, jour 2

Comme un essaim d’abeilles, les tuk-tuks ont quitté la ville à 5 h du matin afin que l’on puisse assister au lever du soleil. De manière surprenante, la majorité des personnes présentes est partie dès le lever du jour, avant que le soleil ne se lève.

Nous avons patiemment attendu que le soleil fasse son apparition.
Nous sommes ensuite allés dans un temple plus éloigné “le temple des femmes”. Il est beaucoup plus petit, plus an ien et est renommé pour la finesse de ses bas-reliefs. La Suisse finance ce temple.

Le dernier temple du jour avait été longtemps englouti par la jungle. Le film “Tomb Raider” y a été en partie filmé.

 

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