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Ta Prohm and Angelina Jolie

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Cambodian tourism got a major push after Tomb Raider movie was shot at Ta Prohm. I’m sure many of you will be familiar with these pictures.

Apart from Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and Bayon are the most visited temples in Siem Reap. I was very impressed with Ta Prohm, the sight is really unique.

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The people of Cambodia in B&W

I don’t think B&W pics require any explanation but I was able to capture some of the most desired shots/moments in B&W.

Here is the reminiscence of my most favorites that require few words: Though I took quite a while taking few shots but the expression remained same

Though I took quite a while taking few shots but the expression remained same

There were few musicians playing but this gentleman was totally immersed in the joy of Music

There were few musicians playing but this gentleman was totally immersed in the joy of Music.

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Angkor Wat, Great Temples but no Soul

DSC_0332 Ever since I saw the first pic of Angkor Wat, I imagined visiting this Wonder of the world some day. A westerner might feel like Indiana Jones here but being from India where you have such wonders at every corner, I was disappointed as far as the temples of Cambodia are concerned. It is a lost civilization, the country has thousands of other temples that are neglected. Only Angkor Wat and few others drew world’s attention in recent times. DSC_0650 DSC_0127 Though Cambodia is a Buddhist country, Angkor Wat and other temples originally are of Lord Vishnu or Lord Shiva that were built during Vedic period. These temples are just ruins now, no elaborate worship or meditations are going on in the premises. You just notice a deity or two of Lord Buddha, mostly for tourists to offer prayers and to facilitate an experience of a different culture/religion. DSC00247

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The Ancient City of Siam – Thailand

I did lot of research before deciding on this landmark. I had a good feeling about it and I wanted to experience it alone. There are some things in life that are best when experienced alone.

Why?

We run into limitations when out with the family but going solo allows us to be adventurous and be in meditative and reflective mood. Plus, architecture and history is not something that a two year old would appreciate.

Thanks to Brinda, I got the permission to venture out alone. :-)

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