Angkor What? | October 8, 2003
I'm jetting off to Vietnam tomorrow evening for a short, but much needed break. As part of this holiday i'll be taking a 5 day side trip to Visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Angkor is somewhere i've wanted to go for years, so i'm constantly surprised by the blank looks I get from people when I tell them about this trip.
For those of you who don't know, Angkor is an ancient Khmer city built around the 9th century AD. Containing around 100 temples, Angkor is now one of UNSECO's largest and most impressive world heritage sites. The site laid forgotten for thousands of years until it was rediscovered in the late 19h Century by european explorers. Many of the temples are still overgrown with jungle, giving the sites a real indiana jones feel. In fact the temple complex of Angkor Wat was used as a backdrop for the first Tomb Raider film.
In a last trawl through my RSS feeds today I was surprised and delighted to come across this posting on hebig.org. The article points to the world heritage tour site featuring, amongst other things, 13 amazing VR's from Angkor.
Suffice to say, this place is a big draw to photographers and has been the setting for some truly breathtaking work. So I've loaded up on film, packed my camera, lenses and tripod, and am hoping to get at least a few pictures to add to my photo site.
Posted at October 8, 2003 10:37 PM