Angkor Wat – A Millennium of Wonder

Angkor Wat – A Millennium of Wonder

One morning, before sunrise, we arrived in Beng Mealea, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Siem Reap, Cambodia and in the Angkor Archaeological Park. As we walked towards large ruins without another soul around, I felt like a Spanish missionary exploring the jungles of Southeast Asia when Columbus was sailing to the New World. In our wanderings we found fallen walls and scattered rock strangled by huge tree roots and covered by dense vegetation. On some walls there were elaborate reliefs of praying and standing women or goddesses in pediments above doorways. Every turn…continue reading →