Cambodia and a visit to the Angkor temple complex had been on the top of my travel destination wishlist for a very long time. So when opportunity knocked in late 2012, I wasn’t going to let it pass!
The complex seems to transform into a time travel machine taking you back to an age where grandeur and opulence were the only brushes to paint with. Architecture that narrated stories of great success and wealth, a mid-monsoon green landscape brimming with towering trees that had witnessed time itself ageing and an almost meditative sense of calm make Angkor a must-visit destination.
Whether it was walking through the corridors surrounded by the weather-beaten intricate work in stone or sitting at the top of the Bayon temple staring out into the ocean of tree canopies, the time spent there was filled with a million moments of unbelievable brilliance. This was much better than I had ever imagined it to be.
In this, the first part of a two post series, I am sharing some of the photographs that were captured during this trip. Though photographs could never do justice and translate the actual experience of being within the time ravaged confines of the ancient Angkor complex, hope these photographs convince you to plan a trip that I can probably guarantee will be one of the best you’ve ever been on!