Memory by Nicole Yu
Arguably the main attraction of Cambodia, the Angkor Wat!
Iconic Landmark · UNESCO World Heritage Site · Long-standing Classics · Ultimate Tourist · Take a Taxi · Local Treasure · Quintessential · Hectic Haunts · Conveniently Located · Famous · Historical · Photo Spot
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Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
8 months ago
Exploring the vast temple complex of Angkor Wat was a surreal experience, especially when we met some Buddhist monks who were kind enough to share their way of life. The conversations with them made all the difference in the world since they provided more insights compared to listening to the standard history summary provided by tour guides.
10 months ago
Play real-life Temple Run in Siem Reap. Visit the historical Angkor Wat and walk along the grand walls of the temples. Don’t forget to bring your mosquito repellant when you visit! 👟⛑🛕
2 years ago
Religious and Architectural Wonder of the Ancient
2 years ago
Made mainstream famous by Angelina Jolie's Tomb Raider, Angkor Wat was built to be the earthly representation of Mt. Meru, the Mt. Olympus of Hindu faith. To this day, it is the world's biggest religious building. It also stands the tallest in Cambodia as it's been made illegal to construct a building taller than it's highest tower. Other than being dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu, it is believed that Angkor Wat was constructed as both a temple, and a mausoleum due to the fact that it stands in the west, and the west is believed to be the direction of death. Aside from large majesty, visitors are also struck by the intricate detailing on the walls, stretching 800m long. Each carving depicts rituals, historical events, and stories from their mythology. As this is a temple, Monks actively use these towers as a place of worship. Proper etiquette and dress code are to be observed by tourists, and certain areas are prohibited. But given the size, tourists have more than enough places to look around the beautifully preserved avenues.
18 days ago
The site is said to be the exact location where Portuguese Magellan planted the cross upon his arrival in Cebu in March 1521. As stated on the marker at the bottom of the cross, the original artifact is encased inside the wooden Tindalo cross. The painted ceiling illustrates this historic event.
3 months ago
The vibrant green grass, huge rocky peaks, and magnificent stone ruins are all stunning. Once upon a time, this archeological marvel was an Inca city (in the 15th and 16th centuries). To get here, you'll need to plan ahead of time. The Inca Trail is only accessible twice a day (in the morning and afternoon), and you must either hike or take a bus from the adjacent town of Aguas Calientes to get there.
4 months ago
As we arrived the apartment we've rent. I was lost in my deep, deep thoughts, “How are we going to fit in, We are 10 but there’s only 1 room” One of our acquaintances exclaimed “Mamaya na lang natin problemahin, kumain muna tayo. ” We all agreed with her, so we looked for a nice place to eat dinner. This is the most epic part, the first restaurant we've got ourselves into seems a nice place, they have fish swimming in their aquarium and their dining table has a grill-like structure in the middle, however we can’t understand each other, there’s a language barrier. It’s past 12 midnight already and we’re all starving, so we decided to look for another place to eat, that somehow understands English, Gladly, we’ve found one. ( I would like to apologize, I didn’t get the name of the restaurant, due to my hungry stomach.) The place was very welcoming as you enter the restaurant you’ll smell the savory flavors and the spices that they were using. As we start to place our orders. Yes, there are still a bit of complications but not like the first one we went to. Fortunately, one of our acquaintances got an idea, He asked the crew if they have Wi-Fi and yes they have. He used the Google translator and Thank God! After an hour battling with the language barrier We then finally placed our orders and they served them correctly. All our struggles where all worth it, the food were all delicious, My favorite dish was the spinach I never thought it could be so good, It was steamed with their savory flavors and spices, served along with their delectable chicken and tea, “Yum… yum… yum” My tummy has never been that satisfied! After eating a scrumptious dinner, we head-back to our apartment. As we stroll around... We saw the Portuguese inspired apartments, building structures and the hazy lights from their posts which adds up to that magical and relaxing feeling, It was so magical! I get to feel the wind running through my hair The end (✿◡‿◡) . . . . Thanks for visiting my list, till then ಥ_ಥ Stay humble, stay hungry, stay cute (✿◡‿◡)
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