Cambodia- Siem Reap Bayon temple

Siem Reap is a small town located between rice patties and the Siem Reap river, it is also the home of one of the seven wonders of the world, the Angkor Wat temple.

One of the great things about our hotel is included in your stay was a tuk tuk driver for the day.

Our drivers name was Hak, he took us to all the best temples.

Bayon temple- built in the late 12th century. It was originally a Hindu temple but in the late 13th century it was converted into a Buddhist temple.

Its most distinctive feature is the many massive faces carved into stone on the temple towers.

Funny story: after spending the morning in the hot sun walking around the temples we decided to take a break for lunch. Kingsley and I both thought a Cambodian restaurant sounded perfect so I asked Hak. "Do you have any recommendations for a good Vietnamese restaurant in the area?" This was one of those moments where time froze and in that moment two things happened at once...Kingsleys jaw was on the floor and Hak looked at me in horror and said passionatly "we do not serve THAT kind of food in Cambodia". I was mortified and quickly corrected my error but Hak was NOT impressed. I blame my terrible error on low blood sugar, dehydration, and the fact that I have been planning a trip to Vietnam. Hak did forgive me enough to take us to a great little Khmer (Cambodian) restaurnat near the temples.

In case you didn't know, Cambodia has a rocky history with its neighbors Thailand and Vietnam. Both countries have invaded Cambodia many times and the Khmer people have no love for either country.

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