Khmers fall asleep, Angkor wakes up.
A massive flow of tourists arrives in Cambodia, in the small city of Siem Reap, to wake up at 4 in the morning and go watch the sunrise over the ancient temple.
Well, the author also got up in the middle of the night and went to see it. No matter how “touristy” this place may be, it’s still really cool here.
Angkor is an enormous temple complex, built by the ancient Khmer Empire in honor of the god Vishnu.
The reader might ask, “Rly that big?” I don’t even know what to compare it to. The total area, including forests and lakes, is 400 square kilometers. Is that a lot or a little?
This, reader, is just 2 times smaller than Moscow within the Ring Road.
Can you imagine what it would be like if such an area were completely filled with churches? The priests would have to lead a cross procession on motorcycles for the whole day.
You can explore the ruins of Angkor endlessly.
Somewhere around here they filmed Lara Croft.
It’s astonishing that Europeans only became aware of this place in the mid-19th century.
Reader, please forgive me. I don’t know how to comment on this beauty. It would be better if you read about Angkor yourself. I’ll just show you some photos.
In Russian: “What for?”