the river of 1,000 lingas

Once, Shiva, a very powerful god, grew tired of the cycle of life and death and reincarnations. He decided to give up the pleasures of life and he smeared his body in ash and he didnt eat or drink or indulge in any physical pleasure....

rise and shine world

It was early morning when Monette literally pulled me out of the bed. We need to rush to Srah Srang in time for the break of dawn to witness the rumored “best place to see the sunrise.” According to most tourists: the most popular place...

angkor thom: core of grandeur

The first densely populated city in history should be credited to the Angkor Civilization. And the capital of this ginormous city is Angkor Thom. At its height, Angkor Thom may have governed a population of one million people in the surrounding area. Outranking Paris, London and...

a kiss that never betrays…

The most faithful of all kisses is that of the sun on the rock. The sun's rays would touch upon its face, never leaving it till it sets. And even at that, when the sun lends it's light on the other side of the earth,...

an anatomy of magnificence

Angkor Wat is comparable to Parthenon and the Coliseum. With it's rich culture and history you would feel its soul haunting every block of stone of its temples. After several youtube clips and books I have read prior to our trip to Cambodia, I felt that every inch of Angkor Wat's ornate wall got...

majestic angkor wat

We thought we have to bring passport size photo for the temple ID , which Monette forgotten that we have to look for a photo studio in Kuala Lumpur. Apparently, the Apsara Authority upgraded their ticketing system recently, they will take a digital photo right...

piron

Khmer is a culture that I rarely encounter in books and in school. Despite the fact that we live right across the South China Sea, they are literally the next door neighbor. With the Cambodian robust history of fierce Angkor warriors, I would think that...

the land of angkor

I am really excited to blog about Angkor Wat. But I don't know where to start. I'm still under anesthesia while I'm writing this, a perfect time to reminisce the moment I first set foot in the land of the Angkor. What I'm feeling right...