Siem Reap

After great review, discussion, researching and pondering we decided to put our bikes on a bus to Siem Reap. It turned out to be a wise choice as the route we would have riddent appeared quite busy, with lots of construction, a narrow road and little or no shoulder. The bus took 6 hours.

Siem Reap is very much a tourist town , with lots of amenities. We had a nice hotel with a pool. The days were hot and a nice swim was a bonus. We stayed several days, with the main fock the Ankor area. This is a UNESCO site, with over 300 ancient temples. We took a two day guided tour and saw the main highlights.

The original city of Ankor was the largest city in the world at one time (per-industrialization time).

Ankor -the UNESCO Site

These temples date back 860′s AD. The French re- discovered them about 400 years ago.

Not enough time to do the temples justice at this time. Below are a few highlight photos.

Ankor Wat.

Monks on a wall.

Angeline Joli shot the Tomb Raider at this temple.

There is a land mine museum here. There are several million mines still in the ground in Cambodia today. One person a day steps on one in Cambodia.

We were proud to be Canadians at this museum.

Next we are on to Laos by air. Both Janis and I felt very sad about the stories we heard in Cambodia. The wounds of the genocide are still very fresh and maybe that way for a long long time. We still appreciate the experience.

Leave u with a video from some land mine victims.

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