Amazing Cambodia: “Angelina Jolie Temple” of Angkor

This is a continuation of my entries on the “Amazing Cambodia” series. Click on the respective links to read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Shortly after I came back from my trip, about 80% of the photos I took in Cambodia – which you’re going to see in this post and the next – were accidentally deleted off Rainbow’s memory card.

There was no backup.

And the photos deleted were the GIST of my Cambodia trip.

I was really upset about it and about to give up, until one fine afternoon when I was told by Rainbow that she had not taken any new photos with the memory card consisting of the deleted photos.

I was elated, as I was suddenly reminded that photo recovery is possible if no new photos are taken with the memory card where photos are deleted.

On the same night, I worked extremely hard searching for and cracking photo-recovery softwares with Rainbow on the other end of MSN.

In the end, a total of 834 photos were successfully recovered, although 40 or so were corrupted.

The reason why I said this post is the gist, is because it consists of a shitload of photos I took in Angkor Watt – one of the wonders of the world! Mai siao siao!

It was only our third day in Cambodia when my 2GB memory card already ran out of memory at the Tonle Sap lake. I totally forgot to bring along my other 2GB memory card and had to borrow Rainbow’s extra memory card in the end.

So on the fourth day we finally got to visit the legendary Angkor Wat, where we entered through Angkor Thom (they call it the “big Angkor”) via its South gate. Photos below depict scenes at the South entrance.

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Amazing Cambodia: Boat Ride on Largest Lake, Tonle Sap

If you have missed Part 1 and Part 2 of my “Amazing Cambodian” series, click on the respective links to read.

In Siem Reap, we visited Les Artisan D’angko, where you get to purchase locally-made traditional arts and crafts items and witness the amazing craftsmanship of fellow young Cambodians!

At the semi-public company that was started in 1992, there are talents as young as maybe 10 years of age who are already learning the art of stone carving, wood ornamental sculpture, lacquer, and polychromy. WASEH!

And our brats here? Probably don’t even have a quarter their talents and yet dare to complain a damn lot! They really deserve some slaps.

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I’m Ken, a passionate traveller from Sarawak on the exotic island of Borneo. Currently a teacher in a rural town in Southern Thailand, from time to time I share on this blog my experiences teaching the kids and living a laid-back lifestyle here. With its focus on all things Thailand, mrdefinite.net also features a handful of stories about my travel adventures in other Asian countries.