Exploring Angkor: Closing The Loop Cambodia, Public Add comments Apr 212013 For as much as I love tourism-by-bicycle, there’s something incredibly pleasant about zooming through the Cambodian countryside on the back of a motorbike. Here we’re passing by a small fruit market along the way back from Kbal Spean. Having finally wrapped up all the major Angorian sights I’d planned to see, I ran down the last few hours with my driver by hitting every temple I could along the drive home from Kbal Spean… I’ve been mentioning quite a few ruins in the recent po... With a few hours of sunlight left in the day, I asked m... The advantage of these smaller temples is that they’re ... Our first stop was at Banteay Samre. It had its own in... …A beautiful little “courtyard”… …Some super well-preserved Naga statues… …And plenty of space for timer photography :) With my driver napping on his bike, I decided to slip o... …Which I’m pretty sure used to be the front. Here the ... Our next stop was East Mebon, a temple which the guideb... I disagree. But the day was wearing on so I did have to move quickl... Next up: Pre Rup. With its tall central platform, this is known as a grea... Still, rather than just wait around I decided to keep m... So after a quick scramble to the peak and a few more sn... Even closer to home was Srah Srang – an enormous reserv... Of course, no body of water would be complete without a... Last but not least was Bantea Kdei, just across the str... It had everything one might expect from an Angkorian ru... …Including two angry birds… Plus a third. All in all another excellent day – and still one more t... Note: These posts are behind realtime; the above took place in March, 2012. 6 Responses to “Exploring Angkor: Closing The Loop” Allyn says: 04/21/13 at 12:07 pm Wow! Thanks for the map, that really helps to understand the region. So much ruins! It is just a reminder how astonishing it is that ancient civilizations were that prolific! Angry birds balloon in Cambodia?! I wonder if it was brought there by the winds? Reply Justin says: 04/22/13 at 12:34 am Haha, well it’s not like they’re *still* totally cut off from the rest of the world 😉 Aunt V says: 04/21/13 at 5:48 pm All built in the same time frame? Reply Justin says: 04/21/13 at 6:45 pm Well, during the same broad timeframe, yeah. Angkor was like 9th-15th century. andrewstrauss says: 04/24/13 at 1:55 pm looks like fun Reply El Pedro says: 05/07/13 at 1:09 pm Cool 😀 Reply Leave a Reply to Aunt V Cancel reply Your Comment Name (required) E-mail (required) URI CAPTCHA (required) Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.