When we found out that we were moving to the Philippines, many people told us to take advantage of living in that part of the world by traveling to “nearby” countries. Every person that has been to Cambodia told us that out of all the Asian countries they visited, Cambodia was their favorite. I must agree that it was pretty amazing. However no one told us how HOT it would be, and we even traveled in December when it was cooler than other times of the year!
We booked a vacation package through HAS Travel and we were very happy with what we received. They were there to pick us up at the airport in an air conditioned van. All of our dinner and lunch reservations were made through them, they paid for any fees, and they were always on time and very friendly. We only stayed in Cambodia for 3 days/2 nights, but we were able to see some amazing sites. We visited at least 6 temples, bargain shopped at the local markets for souvenirs, ate a variety of food, stayed at a 5 star hotel, and didn’t kill each other. Overall I would say it was a successful vacation!
Cambodian roads were clean…at least the areas that they tourist see
Our fabulous tour guide giving us information about the temples…notice the long sleeve shirt, pants, scarf and hat to protect from the sun and getting darker skin
Cambodian schools are held in 2 sessions. A morning and afternoon session with each session lasting 4 hours. This school was taught by monks
Palm Sugar. They take the natural sugar from the palm tree fruit and boil it down and then pour them into these molds to sell.
Super steep stairs were pretty common in the temples
Amazing stone sculptures seen throughout the temples
Amazing detail. And this was just one small area of the Banteay Srei Temple
Stone warriors on a bridge leading into the 12th century city of Angkor Thom.
Inside of a functioning pagoda…It was pretty amazing with the art work all over
Angkor Wat (one of the Wonders of the World)
Banyon Temple is known as the “Face temple” with Buddha faces all over
Family photo at the Banyon Temple with locals
Ta Prohm Temple is referred to as “The Tomb Raider Temple” Angelina Jolie stood in this very spot (so they say)
Kalani and Robbie got to see the Banyon Temple from the back of an elephant.
Robbie bought these cool wooden puzzles that entertained Mason
We paid the $2 to have fish eat our dead skin cells for 30 minutes. It tickles a lot!
Kalani got her first massage in Cambodia and loved it.
This lady really ran through the night market after Mason. Glad so many ladies think our 3 year old is cute, but it is kind of creepy too.
The kids were troopers to see the temples, even in the middle of the day…but it sure was hot
More photos of our Cambodian vacation here.