We visited the War Museum Cambodia which is located on the outskirts of Siem Reap Cambodia. It is an open-air Museum that opened in 2001 which allows visitors to walk around a vast array of Tanks, armored personnel carriers, vehicles, weapons and even a Helicopter.
We visited a small Village called Roluos to see 4 rarely visited 9th Century Angkor era temples. While we were there we stumbled across the workshop of Dy Proeung, a famous Cambodian Artist with an amazing story.
Across from Preah Ko Temple in the Roluos Temple group (not at Angkor Wat Complex) is the forgotten workshop of an amazing Artisan Sculptor who created beautiful replica art of the ancient Angkor Temples and reliefs. It was sad but also seemed somewhat fitting that the replicas of the ruins were also now in ruins.
April 11th 2023 Cambodia breaks the Guinness World record for largest display of origami hearts. The UNESCO World Heritage site grounds of Angkor Wat were covered with millions of origami hearts.
Guinness World Record official Tomomi Sekioka confirmed on April 11th 2023 that Cambodia has secured the Guinness world record title with it’s Angkor Wat display of nearly 4 million origami hearts.
Now, for a quick rant. Jeffrey Cleland decided we did not need transport from the airport to our hotel. He was pretty sure you could take the train. Well technically he was right …but
Ta Prohm Temple originally called Rajavihara was built in the 12 Century under the reign of the Khmer King, Jayavarman VII. Ta Prohm was built as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and is located inside the Royal City of Angkor Thom in the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Archeological Park just outside of Siem Reap Cambodia.
Preah Khan Temple is located in the Unesco World Heritage site of Angkor Temple Complex at Siem Reap Cambodia. Preah Khan was originally known as Nagar Jayasri which means Royal Sword or Holy Sword. The temple was built in the 12th Century and the complex covers 138 acres.
The Grand Baphuon Temple Angkor Thom Siem Reap Cambodia
Baphuon Temple is a large Hindu temple with a grand 225 meter long elevated walkway built in the 11th century dedicated to the Lord Shiva. In the 15th Century it was converted into Buddhist temple with the addition of a reclining Buddha on the second level on the west side of the temple.
And now the Phimeanakas Temple in the Angkor Thom at the Angkor Wat Complex just outside Siem Reap Cambodia.
Phimeanakas Temple (translates to Celestial Palace)also know as Vimeanakas Temple is a Hindu temple built in the late 10th century in the Khleang style.
Angkor Wat from the East Entrance Siem Reap Cambodia
Angkor Wat was built in the early 12th century and is the largest religious monument in the world.
We stayed for 12 nights in 2 different rooms at the King Rock Residence in Siem Reap Cambodia in January 2023. There is a video for each of the Rooms as they were very different. We booked through booking.com as it was the best rate but here is their website to see if they have any specials running. Link for King Rock Residence