Siem Reap, Cambodia II

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DAY 2: Bayon Temple, Hot air balloon ride, Silk Farm 

The Bayon is the most impressive temple I have seen in Angkor Thom city and  is really one of the most spectacular ruins of Angkor because of its splendor gigantic smiling faces looking at different directions. I find it quite an art.

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Question: How many multitude of serene and massive stone faces on the many towers do you see? Though the faces are not really visible in this picture, there are over 200 massive stone faces looking in all direction.

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Bangkok, Thailand Part 1

One of the best vacations I had in Asia. We were able to visit a lot of places in Bangkok and I really had fun. Not to mention, one of the major factors that contributed to my enjoyment in Bangkok was their Thai food, arguably one of the best cuisines in world! All you need to do is walk around Bangkok, and you’ll find some great Thai food, either at a roadside stall, a sit-in restaurant, or anywhere within walking distance from the city’s major tourist attractions. But our vacation was different, it was Buffet meal everyday (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) which was really exciting ’cause we got to taste different mouth watering Thai foods and I really am a fan of the spicy taste.

Their temples and palaces in the city make for excellent places to learn about Thai culture; the people themselves are relaxed and friendly and always hospital and they also keep on mistakenly thinking that were also Thai people. I guess they were right; Filipinos and Thai totally look the same.

Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn)

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Before entering their temple, we decided to stopped by in this mini store on the expansive lawns to have our photo shoot. Dressed up in my thai traditional costume, I don’t think orange looks good on me but I had no choice since all my favorite colors were already worn by my sisters.

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Tadaaa! Our family picture! The Alagar family on Thai costumes. We really look like a bunch of Thai people in this costumes.

 

Wat Intharawihan

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The Standing Buddha. A soaring 32-metres high standing Buddha is what defines Wat Intharawihan. It is decorated in glass mosaics and 24-carat gold and our tour guide said that it took over 60 years to complete this statue which made it as the tallest of its kind in the world.

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