Friday, January 30, 2015

Cambodia: Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean

A couple of days found us venturing out into the country.  The verdant rice paddies were a stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of the cities.  From our tuk tuk we sat back and enjoyed the passing scenery of everyday life.  
Our first stop was the intricate red sandstone carvings of Banteay Srei.  Rumor is it was entirely created by women, because I man could never do such detailed work.  I'm not inclined to disagree.  It was stunning yet small. 
Later we visited Kbal Spean.  After a 45 minute hike up through the jungle, we arrived at a river bed. If we hadn't of known to look for something, we just maybe may have missed it.  I'm so glad we didn't because it was one of the most unusual sites.  The hike deters the big groups, so we had the place to ourselves, when we wanted it.   We strolled along the river playing hide a seek with the carvings. It all culminated in a waterfall. 

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