Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Now this freak me, it was a deep fried cricket and the locals love them as though they are snacks. OMG....
These vendors dont have a fixed place to set up their stalls, they move around.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
A devotee paid a man some money to help her release some prayer's offerings in the Mekong River. The man can swim very well but it was quite dangerous as cruise ships/boats were cruising nearby.
A short video showing the man in action. Take note how close the ship was.
A short video of ships crusing along the Mekong River.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I like this photo of the Lion looking outwards to the Mekong River. Mekong River is the 12th longest river in the world. From the Tibetan Plateau this river runs through China's Yunnan province, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. You can read more from wikipedia.
A short video showing the Mekong River.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Geez, I dont have a strong stomach so I did not buy anything from the street vendors but the youngsters in our group bought some food and they really enjoyed them.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia. It is very famous and beautiful.
It was built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation—first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist.
You can read more from wikipedia
Monday, January 11, 2010
This one looked like a tea pot.
A flower vase
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Inside the palace ground, I saw these murals on the walls. They looked very ancient and old but they sure tell a lot about its history.
Friday, January 08, 2010
As I walked around the Palace Grounds, I suddenly saw this building that looked very french.
The building is known as Napoleon III Pavilion. At first glance the Napoleon III Pavilion seems almost out-of-place, sitting like a European-style dollhouse amongst the imposing and distinctly Khmer-style buildings that surround it. The Pavilion was in fact the first permanent structure on the site of the Royal Palace. It was originally built for Empress Eugenie of France, wife of Napoleon III, in 1869 for use in the inauguration of the Suez Canal. It is constructed entirely of iron. In 1876 Emperor Napoleon III made a gift of the building to King Norodom of Cambodia. (The above information is taken from Canby Publications. You can read more information from there.
I saw some monkeys in the building.
Thursday, January 07, 2010
There are so many of these plants that are so well manicured. They looked so cute.
Love the roof with such beautiful architectural designs.