Angkor and the photos of our travels

It took quite a while but a couple of weeks I finally finished uploading all the photos from our big trip this summer. They’re all on flickr, organised into five ‘collections’. You can find them at:

The South-East Asia collection in particular is very large as it takes in the wonders of Angkor.

For those not familiar with Angkor, it’s well worth following the link above. The area commonly known as Angkor was the seat of the Khmer empire from the 9th to 15th centuries and contains a couple of dozen incredible temples and palaces built by the monarchs and dignitaries, each attempting to out do their predecessor. Most magnificent of them is Angkor Wat (my photos) and it really is a sight to behold, but they’re all beautiful and fascinating in their own ways.

What really struck me when reading about the temples was that many of them were the heart of huge cities. While London was home to 50,000 people, Angkor Thom (my photos) supported a city of 1 million people. There’s little evidence left of that, with only the religious and royal buildings remaining, but it’s a good reminder that our western awareness of the world’s history is often all too limited, and that many civilisations before us have risen and fallen.

2 comments

  1. Hi,

    Great pics that u have! i came across your blog while i was searching info of Cambodia. I am planning to pay her visit soon. How did u apply Cambodia visa? Normally, people will apply visa on arrival but it takes longer time, right? I found out news regarding Cambodia e-visa application. I don’t sure whether it works. What do you think?

  2. Thanks.

    We went the e-visa route and it worked out very well. The visas were US$25 online and were emailed to us within a few days of application. We printed two copies each and handed them in with our passports, which worked out very well. The tour company rep on our bus was also able to issue visas, but it was good to know we’d got them from a reputable source and already been approved.