cambodia

“what a wonderful world”

The adventures of Lil’ Kim continues!  On the next leg of our trip, my sister and her hubby went on a (belated) honeymoon to Thailand and Neha and I ventured to Siem Reap, Cambodia to see the amazing temples.  The most famous temple there is Angkor Wat, which was built for the king in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the prime attraction for visitors to Cambodia. Angkor Wat was AMAZING to say the least. The significance in size, history and culture was incredible. I felt like I was in another world – this is a definite must see if you ever go to Southeast Asia.

How else do we travel in Vietnam, but with Vietnam Airlines!

cambodia by kim le photography

On a very hot day in Siem Reap, armed with our tour guide and lots of bug spray, we headed to a smaller temple first called the Bayon Temple.

cambodia by kim le photography

Did someone say monkeys?!!!!

cambodia by kim le photography

cambodia by kim le photography

I was SO sad. I forgot my favorite Jason Mraz hat (you know the one I wore from my birthday shoot) on the airplane and had to buy this other one for $2 in Cambodia. Sigh…

cambodia by kim le photography

cambodia by kim le photography

cambodia by kim le photography

I love flare anywhere!

cambodia by kim le photography

Yes I love to save all the good poses for my couples and all the cheesy poses for me.

cambodia by kim le photography

Did somebody say elephants?!

cambodia by kim le photography

I don’t know why but I felt like Indiana Jones here.

cambodia by kim le photography

The next temple we visited was the Ta Prohm temple, which is also where the movie “Tomb Raider” was filmed. The temple is famous for these elaborate trees:

cambodia by kim le photography

cambodia by kim le photography

And finally we made our way to the temple of all temples, Angkor Wat! Can I get a “wat up?!” Ok I’ll stop now.

cambodia by kim le photography

cambodia by kim le photography

Looks almost fake – doesn’t it?!

cambodia by kim le photography

I like to call this “Harold & Kumar Escape from Angkor Wat” 🙂 And WHY must I have the most ridiculous faces in my jumping photos?!

cambodia by kim le photography

Such intricate and interesting architecture all throughout:

cambodia by kim le photography

cambodia by kim le photography

cambodia by kim le photography

We were lucky to catch Angkor Wat at sunset…it was really beautiful & spiritual.

cambodia by kim le photography

cambodia by kim le photography

Transportation in Cambodia is commonly done through “tuk tuks” such as this:

cambodia by kim le photography

If you know me, you know I enjoy drinking a Coke in any language/country :).

cambodia by kim le photography

cambodia by kim le photography

And here we are back at the airport. Where are we going next??! I guess you will just have to check back to find out :).

cambodia by kim le photography

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  2. Amy

    I just came back from Cambodia and your pics are WAY better ! haha what camera are you using? thanks for the nostalgia.

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