The Mona Lisa of SE Asia: Bayon Temple

The Mona Lisa of SE Asia: Bayon Temple

After visiting just some of Angkor Wat's monumental temples, it was quite a nice relief to see hundreds of mysterious smirks smiling down on us. I knew I couldn't forget this temple. Against all suggestions, we visited around noon, the HOTTEST time of the day. It didn't help that I was sick with the beginnings of the [...]

First Stop in Angkor Wat: Preah Khan

First Stop in Angkor Wat: Preah Khan

My first encounter with Angkor Wat was beyond mind-blowing, especially since I've always felt a strong connection to history and love experiencing cultures through their architecture. These temples aren't just old buildings under restoration; they're an amazing architectural feat of a once great Asian civilization. As for Angkor Wat in particular, I always knew it would [...]