Day Trip To Phnom Chisor

I think its safe to say,  I’m now fully recovered. No I wasn’t injured or hospitalized. My muscles were just a bit traumatized. Lol! I think next time somebody asks me to go somewhere I have to ask what the ‘trip’ entails.  Coz after this trip, I felt like I played extreme sports games for 48 hours straight and my legs were literally shaking when we get back. And that says a lot about my level of fitness. One thing for sure I realized after this trip, I should exercise more.

Road to Phnom Chisor

Road to Phnom Chisor

Road to Phnom Chisor

picturesque countryside. i want to see this during rainy – all green season..

So where did we go? Last, last week, I was really preoccupied. I had lots of things going on plus we were also doing out Chinese New Year clean-up and preparations. Then hubby just asked me if I wanted to tag along on a trip to Phnom Chisor in Takeo. I know Phnom in Khmer means mountain but I assumed we will be riding something to get up that mountain. So I said sure, sure why not?

Phnom Chisor Cambodia

ready for the uphill climb?

Phnom Chisor Cambodia

uh oh, they are way ahead…


Phnom Chisor Cambodia

not yet even halfway…

Haha! Serve me right for assuming. Little did I know I was about to make a climb of 412 steps up. Which is a little misleading too coz each ‘step’ is about a meter wide so you take more than 412 steps up. It’s more like double of that and at a steep incline. That’s my only complaint though, coz once you are up the views are amazing.

Phnom Chisor Cambodia

made it!

Phnom Chisor Cambodia

Prasat Chisor

Phnom Chisor Cambodia

The group was actually there for a little community service. We brought packed lunches coz up there are just pagodas and some temple ruins and no places to get food. Had fun taking photos and just drinking in the scenic vistas. I really wonder how this looks like during rainy season..

Phnom Chisor Cambodia

amazing panorama

Cambodia has some really amazing, almost untouched countryside sceneries. I wish it would remain this way…But I know sometime soon, it’ll all look different, still I’m glad I got the chance to see it, in all its untouched beauty. If you’re living in Phnom Penh, Phnom Chisor is worth going to. Excuse my grumbles about muscle pains {I’m simply not fit hahaha), but the view alone is worth the trouble.  It’s only about 2 hours drive from Phnom Penh and can be done on a half-day. If you wanna stick around eat lunch up there, bring packed lunch. There are also food stalls on the foot of the mountain, but I’m not sure what kind of food they sell.

Phnom Chisor Cambodia

reclining Buddha..

More snaps..

2 Comments

  1. cheerful

    February 2, 2011 at 1:10 am

    wow sis, ang ganda nga naman talaga dyan! sana makarating din kami dyan one of these days! 🙂 kapagod nga lang din talaga siguro but i think its worth it, good exercise na din, hehehe! 🙂

    1. Lui

      February 2, 2011 at 9:00 am

      @Cheerful, yeah sis it was nice. exercise talaga mga three days bago bumalik sa normal ang legs ko hahaha.

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