By Irina. When in 1633, forced to recant his belief that Earth revolves around the sun, the famous astronomer and natural philosopher Galileo Galilei spoke his catch phrase “Eppur si muove!” (And yet it does move!), Bayon, the most mystical Khmer temple near the village of Siem Reap in Cambodia, was lost in the jungles… Read More Bayon: The Most Mystical Khmer Temple of Cambodia
Adventurers and vagabonds from all over the world, hurry up to see! And not only to see, but to touch, to research, to get down to the most secluded (and blocked by huge ancient stones) corners of the world. Seems like the Temples of Cambodia are just the right places to feel like Indiana… Read More Temples of Cambodia: Angkor Wat or Beng Mealea?
– Siem Reap looks like a revived memory of the gold fever times. A small town in the Cambodian beaten track appeared and grew in the blink of an eye only because famous Angkor Wat was found nearby. Imagine not the cleanest, here and there threadbare, picturesque gold-diggers’ town near the gold mines with the… Read More Cambodian Siem Reap—Temple Klondike
Cambodia is a poor country, but… Once upon a time, we have forgotten one little thing in a cafe on Serendipity Beach (it is the “beach of eating” in Sihanoukville, Cambodia). The thing was not expensive, but very necessary. Seven dollars—trifle, but it is a big sum for Cambodians. Next evening we were going… Read More A Surprise on Serendipity Beach, Cambodia
There are few exotic attractions in the only local town called Sihanoukville; however, some tiny firms propose to go to the islands to see turtles and dolphins. So, we came. Two hours on board of a frail, creaking, wood antique “speed-boat” which jumped on the waves up and down.
This Camdodian temple is undoubtedly a woman. You realize it even before finding out the translation of its name. Banteay Srey means a refuge of women. It was built for them. It is small and elegant like a genuine woman. Every line is well balanced, every angle is magnetic. It is neat and clean like… Read More Banteay Srey Temple—Genuine Cambodian Woman