One of the more famous pilgrimage sites for Khmers – Phnom Oudong. This place at one time was the capital of Cambodia, but these days it is the official resting place of the most sacred of Buddha’s bones possessed by Cambodia. Read more about it here. We’re frequent visitors to this place and it has […]
I’ve been clearing out and organizing my photo archives when I came across one folder full of photographs from Kep. All taken on our last trip there two months ago. Dear me, I forgot to blog about it! Got to do a review of some places there… For now I’m sharing this lovely shot of […]
While we were waiting for our boat ride back from Koh Tunsai to Kep, a boat with a group of monks just arrived. Obviously, I like taking photos of monks, their saffron robes draws the eye. Also an entry for Wordless Wednesday.
I’m posting another Cambodia Snapshot. Non-Food. Lol. I noticed several consecutive posts are all about food and I won’t have you thinking my life revolves around food. Hahaha! So I sifted through my photo archive for some Cambodia landscape shots and here’s one that grabbed my attention. West Baray in Siem Reap. Looks interesting right? […]
An entry to my Cambodia Snapshotsblog post series. Going up to see Phnom Santuk in Kampong Thom and its reclining Buddha and other shrines, you get to pass through these ornate stairs..This place is a popular pilgrimage site for Khmers. Cambodia really has a lot of hidden gems. If only you go out of the […]
Cambodian weddings are really elaborate and colorful. It usually takes place for at least two days and one of the most important ceremonies is the sotmon, which often happens on the first day where several monks arrive to bless the couple. The shot above is of the set up before a wedding sotmon. Pretty bold and colorful, […]
After a long absence, I figured I should drop something gorgeous here. To make it up for being a lazy blogger. For this week’s Cambodia Snapshots entry, I have a close snap of one of the bas reliefs inside Bayon Temple in Siem Reap. This is by far my favorite temple there. It’s unusual, its […]
Something always present in the Cambodian table: pickles! When we first moved here I found it unbelievable how Khmers can pickle just about anything. And from being a skeptic about the need to eat pickled and spicy veggies with most fried foods, I am now just as crazy for them. Have you ever tried pickled […]