The Temples of Cambodia are ancient and wondrous. They are some of the most famous archeological sites in the world and today we got to explore them. After a 7:30 Brekky we headed out on our bus, which we bought for the day (that would come in handy later.)
Our first stop was Angkor Thom, which literally means “Big City”. Angkor Thom was once a city biggest city in SE Asia and it is home to more than its fair share of awesome temples. Bayon Temple was the one of the most impressive. It is covered in smiling faces and some of the volunteers took the opportunity to get to know a few of those faces.
Tapromah was next. This temple is most recognizable to the Western world thanks to the movie “Laura Croft: Tomb Raider” with Angelina Jolie. We visited all the most famous set pieces and got up close and personal with the gigantic trees that have colonized the temple.
After the Tomb Raider Temple we stopped a local shrine. A nun blessed our group with chanting and holy water and our volunteers got a little spiritual
Angkor Wat was our final stop. Angkor Wat means “Temple City” and is was center piece of Cambodia’s temple collection. It is the largest Hindu Temple in the world and we had some time explore the in’s and out’s of the temple.
The Evening we got some cultural immersion with local circus. The circus supports a local non profit that educates and trains disadvantaged youths in the arts.
Tomorrow is our last day in the village. Its gonna get get emotional.