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Cambodia Day 2 – pre and post lunch

28 Mar

This post is part of my adventures in Cambodia, if you’d like to see other posts in the series, please click here.

Since Ta Prohm had been so amazing, we were afraid that any other sites may not live up to expectations, but we decided to squeeze in another temple before going to lunch on day 2.  The temple we chose was called Pre Rup – more for its location than anything specific we had heard about.  It turned out to be one of our favorites – a more vertical temple than some with views that went as far as the eye could see.

This temple was all about posing.

This temple was all about posing.

The door framing what comes next

The door framing what comes next

A photo of Li!

A photo of Li!

And what is the curve?

And what is the curve?

A lion above the temple

A lion above the temple

The framed smaller temple

The framed smaller temple

We had a good time posing with different “frames” that were available and the curve of the lion in the different shots are some of my favorites of the entire trip.

After a lunch that was a long time coming (we were driven to a tour group hang out by our tuk tuk driver and waited an hour for our food), we went to our next temple. Unfortunately – I no longer remember which temple it was! I’ve gone through the maps and consulted Li and we think that it was Ta Keo, but I am not 100% sure. We were hot and tired and probably should have settled down somewhere for a nap, but instead powered on, climbing up and down, searching for new views.

Climbing up...

Climbing up…

And climbing down

And climbing down

Slightly askew - more and more temples in the afternoon heat

Slightly askew – more and more temples in the afternoon heat

Heading back to the tuk tuk, our driver tried to convince us to head back to the hotel. We seriously considered it, but wanted to make sure we made the best use of the full day.  Li had done more research and so we told the driver that we wanted to go to Preah Khan in another part of the complex.  A little haggling later, we headed off towards another adventure.

Are you tempted to take a rest in the middle of a travel day?  Sometimes it makes the rest of the day more enjoyable.  That day we could have used a little hammock time.

Stay tuned for more of our adventures in Cambodia.

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