Chum riep soo and welcome to my blog, Postcards Crossing.
This is my first time to join the A to Z Blogging Challenge and I’m quite excited about it. My blog covers mostly my hobby of collecting postcards, stamps, letters and a bit of my life as an expat in Cambodia. This, I think, provides me with plenty enough to choose from to cover the whole month of April.
So let’s start the ball rolling, shall we…
A is for Angkor Wat.
Angkor Wat (Angkor Temple) is the most famous of all the temples found inside the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It was built in the 12th century by King Suyavarman II (Jayavarman). Angkor Wat’s architectural details – from the bas reliefs carved on the many gallery walls around the temple to the enormous barays (water reservoirs or systems) – clearly showcase Cambodian history, tales and legends, as well as, the incredible feats of Khmer engineering and architecture. International experts say that the temple’s balance, composition and beauty make it one of the finest in the world.
Angkor Wat is the main tourist attraction in Cambodia. Millions of foreign tourists (as well as locals) visit to see it with their own eyes – and rarely leave disappointed.It truly is a world wonder. It is the highlight of every tourist’s visit to Cambodia, and, arguably the most photographed in all of Cambodia. I’ve been to Angkor Wat many, many times before (5-6hrs by bus from the capital, Phnom Penh) and it never fails to amaze me every time. It is an epitome of classical Khmer architecture and a world heritage site.
NB: My apologies for posting this late. Earlier in the day I could not access my blog and, due to time differences between me and my tech support, the issue was fixed later in the day (night).