Angkor Thom – Faces|Kings,Gods and Demons – Siem Reap

The Angkor Archaeological Park – Siem Reap Few people realize when they visit Cambodia to see Angkor Wat, that Angkor Wat is only part of the Angkor Archaeological Park. The Archaeological Park has  many Khmer temple ruins dating from the 9th-15th century. Very little other evidence remains of the ancient civilizations. Palaces and houses built of timber […]

Lake Tonlé sap – Floating Villages

Entering lake Tonlé sap it was obvious the monsoon season was well underway, Tonlé sap  now an inland sea. A  fine sunny day, spectacular reflections on the water. Our boat passed slowly and carefully through the community  of floating villages, so as not to make a ‘big wash’. Floating homes We looked on in fascination as we passed the floating […]

Sangkae River Boat Cruise – Stung Sangkae River

 Leaving Battambang Province Our stay at the Stung Sangke Hotel was very pleasant and these two delightful young girls cooked a delicious breakfast for us both mornings. The foyer of the hotel is very attractive with an impressive staircase, 3-D carving of Angkor Wat (we’re headed there next), beautifully carved table in the center of the foyer […]

Wat Banan – Battambang Province

In the afternoon an interesting visit to Wat Banan temple some 27 km south of Battambang. Battambang Province has proved to be such an interesting rural area. Wat Banan is an Angkor era temple atop  an 1310 ft mountain at Koh Tey. Two lions guard the entrance to a set of wide steps, the steps guarded by the […]

Sightseeing by Tuk tuk – the Province of Battambang

About the Province Battambang is the second largest city in Cambodia and the  capital city of the province of Battambang in northwestern Cambodia.It has a population of around 250,000 and is  the leading rice-producing province of the country, known as the “rice-bowl” of Cambodia. A riverside town on the banks of Stung Sangkae river,the city has […]

Fun in the sun|Rural Countryside|Battambang Province

After a visit to the pottery village we stopped at a covered outdoor eatery where you can buy local food, drinks and refreshments. Our tour group had been given a packed lunch of freshly baked baguette with a choice of fillings and fruit from the Hotel. However a cold drink was most welcome and interesting […]

Potters Pots and Pottery – the Province of Chhnang-Cambodia

Potters and Ox-carts Today, scheduled to see a floating village, Chnok True, however turned out the way in was impassable because of the flooding; disappointing. Our guide assured us we would see another floating village on our way across Tonle Sap to Siem Reap. Entry into the town; on the roundabout a huge ceramic pot representing […]

Udong Stupas – Intriguing Burial Sites

Ancient Stupas Today we are leaving Phnom Penh for good. It has been our base for the first five days of our tour through Cambodia with Wendy Wu tours. The heavy monsoon rain of the previous day has eased.  We head north to Battambang this morning with a stop to see the ancient Stupas  at […]

Delicious Khmer food – Asian food with a difference

  About Khmer Food Khmer or Cambodian cuisine is one of the world’s oldest living cuisines, passed down through generations. Despite the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime of the 1970’s Cambodian Cuisine  has made a remarkable recovery.  Cambodian cuisine renowned for its simplicity, freshness and use of seasonal ingredients. Unlike the hot and spicy Asian […]

Garment Factory Workers in the Rain | Phnom Penh

After two great days visiting the sights in and around Sihanoukville, shrines at Pich Nil Pass, the lush green pine forest of Kirirom National Park, then dabbling our feet in a clear running stream at the waterfalls, our tour bus headed back to Phnom Penh city. Rain and more rain It was the shortest distance […]

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