That was a surprising day for us, some of us have been here almost two weeks and some one week. Today was an amazing day at the impressing temples in Siem Reap Province. We started our temple trip at 8 am after we had breakfast in the hotel. The temples where we will visit today are Bayon, Baphoun, Elephant Terrace, Ta Prom and The Last one is Angkor Wat wat wat wat….!!!
Before we entered the Bayon Temple which is the temple has four faces we stopped in front of the grant entrance ( South Gate) which has 54 of gods and 54 of demons . That is so fascinating gate because we have seen some statuses no heads, arms.
After we visited it we took our bus through to Bayon Temple which has 54 towers and each tower has 4 beautiful smiling faces. It is so impressive because these faces have smiled almost 900 years.
After this great temple we walked through the Ba Phoun Temple which is the highest temple in the temple complex. Here we need to climb on the top of the temple. We used our skills like the monkeys. When we were on the top we can see a beautiful landscape surround this temple complex. After this we walked through the Pimean Akas Temple and Elephant Terrace some of us climbed up on the top of the temple because they were so energy guys. During we walk to the other temples Some of us (Alex) kicked the stones because she wants to test that how hard it is. Some of us didn’t want to leave from these amazing temples.
But we have two bigger temples to see, we continued our temples trip to the Ta Prom (Jungle or we can call Tomb Raider temple) with our sweaty and smelly. That is such an another amazing temple in this country. In this temple if you don’t have a sticky rice system we will get lose easily. When we arrived inside the temple we thought that we were in the jungle and it is the great place to play hide and seek. Some of us played it and they almost won, they almost had no lunch but Mr. Sohpea and Bun were good seekers so they can find them.
After visiting this fascinating temple we continued our trip to have a picnic lunch in front of the Angkor Wat Wat temple that is the last temple for our trip today. That was a good lunch there, after lunch we went to find our Blue Pumpkin to buy the Ice Cream of something else. Some of us lay down on the stone, suddenly some of the monkeys come and want to sleep with us. That such the cheeky monkey, they come and took our left food.
After lunch and had break around 30 minute for our long trip we entered to the Angkor Wat. Inside there are such a great carving, all the carving are so lively and amazing. There around
2 000 Apsara with 37 different hair styles. As our tour guide told before this temple is for the king or the king’s family to celebrate the ceremony and visiting, but now we are the kings and queens we can climb on the top of the third level of the temple which is the level for the king and the god. We are a bit tired because this temple is so big and high but we still smile and appreciate to the ancient ancestors of Cambodian that build all these charming temples for the their younger generation and for the world.
Today was such a great day for us to see all of these temples but tomorrow will be such a busy day to rebuild the human resources of this country to be the great one as other nations or the same as their ancestors who built all of these amazing temples.
Have a good night everyone.
Last day at the community!
Last Day for Us but not forever!
That is such a great and sad day for us, because it is the day that we say good bye to this community and lovely people but not forever.
After a big day at the amazing temples, we still a big and long day at the community where develop their life and future. Today we will help to fix two houses and try finishing the foundation of the vocational training center and in the evening we will grow the Mango tree around this community. When we arrived the village we went through to the vocationally where we are going to have a dinner.
All of us went through to this building. This building is very useful for these community. All the villager can use this building as vocational training centre, Meeting and other stuffs that the chief community to his communities. We worked in whole morning and half afternoon by making new walls, clear bamboo stick, take the old wall of, cleaning the building and environment around this building for this family. Some of us had headache, stomached, nailed finger, cut some part of our hand but we still keep working until we complete it well.
After we finished to building hese two houses we went to the vocational training center to work together with the foundation of it. In the day it was extremely hot but in the evening it was stormy that was great weather. Even it was strong stormy but work is work no think about the weather. Because all Reach Out Volunteers must be strong and achieve something for this community. So we worked until the rain almost stops pouring.
After we finished our work at these site works we came back the school, we played sport, danced, chatted with students. After half hour we have more job to do “each volunteer need to plant one mango tree around their own house with the students”. And then we had a yummy dinner which served by the students. After that our sad and tear is coming it is time to have a speech to farewell these great people.
We do hope what we have done, shared our world to this community will be the great model for them and change their lives to be better soon. By the way we also bring the amazing and great experiences back home.
Million Thanks for all of you that come to Cambodia for two weeks, one month even it is a short time but all of you have already changed our world.
Wish you all the best and safe flight back home.