Armchair Travelling – Cambodia

The onset of Spring here has brought us little respite from increased Covid infections and additional travel restrictions. This means that another virtual journey is in order and so, for Wordless Wednesday, I propose another holiday in Cambodia to revisit the fascinating Angkor Archaeological Park which contains the remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century.

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It is humbling to imagine how much human history has passed by the way while these temples have stood resolute down the centuries!

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239 thoughts on “Armchair Travelling – Cambodia

  1. The number of cases here are increasing day by day. Hope things turn positive sooner.
    Wonderful photographs. The structure looks stunning. Intricate design.
    Stay Safe and Healthy!

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      1. My pleasure πŸ™‚
        Thank you so much for appreciating the site kindly. Means a great deal.
        I am sorry I have never checked yours only have read the posts on WP reader. Would surely check yours.

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      2. Awwh, that is very kind of you to say so but it does need work. I have to admit that I quite enjoy Reader and have often found interesting blogs by randomly following some digital rabbit holes here πŸ˜‰

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  2. Beautiful pictures– the ruins in Cambodia look amazing.

    On a less happy note, “Holiday in Cambodia” is a rather dark punk song by the Dead Kennedys. Unfortunately, I always think of it when Cambodia comes up (and also what Anthony Bourdain said about being there). C’est la vie.

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    1. I am pleased they raised a cheer with you πŸ™‚ Yes, the country has lots of amazing sights, from monuments to mankind’s spirituality to those recording his bestiality such as the harrowing Killing Fields Museum outside Phnom Penh.

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    1. Haha, was there such a concept as Smellavision/ πŸ˜‰ added with a few exotic bird and animal noises πŸ˜‰
      Lucky you! Thankfully, Brittany has recorded the least number of infections in France but we are now under the same restrictions as Paris. You can get whatever you need within 10km of a city; not the case here alas πŸ˜‰

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  3. Beautiful pictures, Collin. I love the pic with the elephants at the end and that tree growing atop the temple is just magnificent….how nature just adapts….lovely pics πŸ™‚

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  4. I love that huge beautiful smiling face. But those tree roots, if that is what they are, are so spooky.
    You must be longing to go back.
    Gwen.

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    1. Yes, they are indeed tree roots! So many temples have been reclaimed by the jungle over time. They started cutting them back in the last century but sometimes the roots are so inextricably linked to the masonry that they can only remove the trunk! It is quite eerie.

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    1. Thank you! That is a kind thing for you to say and I am pleased that you enjoy it! πŸ™‚
      Thanks also for the nomination which I shall try to find the time to respond to properly in due course! Stay well! πŸ™‚

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  5. Oh I want to visit there so much. Thank you for the virtual tour and the reminder of the history of places like this and those that played a part in their creation. Much love to you Bon Repos Gites. ❀️❀️❀️

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  6. This is absolutely beautiful. With travel restrictions in place, these pictures stir up the intense desire to pack our bags and travel. Cambodia is such a beautiful place, and I must say, you’re quite lucky to have visited it.

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  7. Fascinating and beautiful photos! I really appreciate being able to view them. The most interesting for me are the ones with the trees growing around the remnants of architecture. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you! I am pleased that you liked them! Yes, the number of buildings that have or had trees growing through them is extraordinary. Some, like these here, have been cut but the roots are so entangled that they have to keep them in situ else the walls would collapse.

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    1. Many thanks indeed! Who would have thought when I took the first virtual tour that we would still be in lockdown all these months later 😦
      Hope you are keeping safe! Stay well. πŸ™‚

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    1. I sympathise with you! Yes, it has been, at times, a depressing seven months but things are now starting to finally re-open, so, let us hope that things continue to progress for us all! Best wishes! πŸ™‚

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