This is the main reason why everyone comes to Siem Reap and to Cambodia in general. The legendary Angkor temple complex… I hope that the photos will reveal at least a fraction of how majestic the temples feel but also how relentless time is and how intrusive the nature… In a way I am also lucky to be here at this particular moment – the crowds are smaller due to coronavirus…

Practical tip: tourist centre where you purchase entrance tickets is way away from any entrance – better think about it, especially if you are planning a one day visit only. Btw, one day is just enough to see all the temples if you are moving around by bicycle.

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Oto i główny cel, dla którego przyjeżdża się do Siem Reap i w ogóle do Kambodży. Legendarny kompleks świątyń dawnego imperium Angkor… Mam nadzieję, że zdjęcia, choćby w minimalnym stopniu, oddadzą majestatyczność…

Another stop on the way is Lopburi – a little town where you can stop for a day, not necessarily longer than that. There is a couple of wats to be found here but it’s not them who make the biggest tourist attraction. The most important are the macaques. They have taken over Wat Phra Prang Sam Yot temple and the streets around. In theory, the monkey problem could be dealt with easily but the Thais – real Buddhists – don’t want to harm the animals so they just put grids over the windows, drive the monkeys away with sticks, shoot them with catapults (they never actually aim at the animals)… All in vain, the monkey invasion continues…

I happened to witness a celebration in memory of former local ruler, founder of the biggest temple in the town – Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat. First the local students painted religious images on a very long roll of canvas,…