|Bayon Face||Bayon trees||Bayon moon||Bayon Twins|
|Claws||Ta Prohm||Stone blind||Root and Window|
|I must confess that travelling up the Mekong river to Siem Reap, at least to my generation, has a certain ring to it, given the various resonances it has with the 1960s and 1970s. As a child we always had National Geographic magazine at home that gave me a glimpse on the world that seemed exotic and alien, but the images and the flavour of its coverage remain an abiding memory. Those early recollections of Cambodia were of a country being torn apart by first imposed then internal war, so my first visit in 2007 had the flavour of adventure.
I am not a fan of crumbling ruins, given the predictable style of most English country seats, but despite my research into Angkor Wat, nothing could prepare me for what I found. I felt like a child again, amazed and delighted at every turn. I spent 5 days in 2007 exploring the main sites but needed more time to cover the more distant ones, which I was able to do in 2008.
Most of these photographs are available for sale in the shop - they look great in print
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