The volunteers had a well earned day off where we went out to mount Kulin, the birthplace of the Ankor Empire and possibly the most sacred site in Cambodia and home to one of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen. We took the hour and a half drive to the waterfall before making the ten minute trek up to the temple. Afterwards we had an amazing lunch next to the running river that feeds the waterfall before the volunteers headed down to the base of the waterfall so they could jump in its pool!
I managed to break the cord on my go pro so I’ll have to borrow someone else tomorrow to get photos of the actual waterfall but heres some of the temple stairs and our lunch spot!
After dinner we went to the local circus, a place that supports the brightness of the arts school that focuses on all things arts. It was a very emotional acrobatic performance about the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge and one woman’s ability to overcome adversity. The acrobatics were unbelievably spectacular and really a treat to watch.
Then half of us are heading to the Elephant refuge tomorrow. If you’re following one of the volunteers headed there, then tomorrow night check out this link for the Elephant blog.