The first place that we visited when we arrived in Siem Reap in Cambodia last April 3, 2011 was the famous Angkor Wat. This vacation was planned for me and my husband since our Japan trip was cancelled and so we push for another place. Without any tour guide or a specific itinerary on hand we just decided to go where most of the visitors go. Upon arrival at the hotel we talked to a driver of "tuk-tuk" (a local motor tricycle bike) to bring us to the places written in a piece of paper.
And when we talked about Cambodia, the first thing that will come into everybody's mind is Angkor Wat. Having been named as one of UNESCO's World Heritage Site, the place was visited by thousands of people from different parts of the world and from all walks of life.
On the top most part of Angkor Wat
This place was built by King Suryavarman II during 1113-1150. It is located inside the Angkor temple complex. The temple was offered to god Vishnu of Hindu religion. Angkor Wat is said to be the world's largest religious structure.
South Wing of the temple depicting the Mahabharata epic
When I first saw it, I was in awe and was so amazed with is immensity and stature. It was indeed necessary to preserve and conserve the place for other generations to see, appreciate and learn how people live centuries back. Was just so amazing!
Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
~ Jean Luc Picard ~