Angkor Thom’s Bayon: Faces in High Places

After visiting Angkor Wat, many people head for Angkor Thom, which is situated just 1.7 kilometres away. Angkor Thom is well-known for its four-sided faces and towering southern gate. Established in the late 12th Century by King Jayavarman… Continue reading

One Very Early Morning at Phnom Bakheng

If you are wondering where tourists in Cambodia go during sunset, you’ll probably find half of them at Phnom Bakheng (Bakheng Hill). The hike uphill is challenging but manageable. Once you reach the base of the temple, you still need… Continue reading

Angkor: Sunset Play (#40)

There is just something very ethereal about watching light being embraced by darkness and disappearing silently into Angkor’s still waters. At the spot where I was standing, some Cambodian boys were playing nearby and showing off their diving prowess. Judging… Continue reading

Angkor – Behind the Scenes (#39)

Did I fail to mention in my last post on Angkor that there are no toilet facilities in the temple grounds itself? Angkor’s public toilet is found a short distance away from the food stalls located across the road… Continue reading

Angkor Wat – An Architectural Wonder

When I first told my friends that I had decided to go on a photo trip to Cambodia with four other photo enthusiasts, I was met with incredulous looks. They could not fathom how… Continue reading

Jiuzhaigou: Beautiful in Blue

If there were a magical place on earth, it would have to be Jiuzhaigou. The scenery is breathtaking with its lakes, spectacular waterfalls, lush forests, towering mountains and unique wildlife. The hues and… Continue reading

Long Road up the Jiuzhai Valley

Eleven hours covering a distance of 460 kilometers! That’s how long it took for me to travel from Chengdu International Airport to Jiuzhaigou. Jiuzhaigou nestles in big mountains, isolated from other cities in the… Continue reading

Diexi Lake: What Lies Beneath (#38)

  En route to Jiuzhaigou from Chengdu, China, the bus stopped by at Diexi Lake for a 20-minute break. Diexi Lake is a landslide dam-created lake and lies at the foot of Minshan Mountain and… Continue reading

Pantheon: Timepiece for the Gods (#37)

The Roman Pantheon is a concrete marvel, a product of mathematical genius and very clever use of space. I was in awe of its thick walls, large marble columns and huge doors. In fact, everything about the Pantheon is huge;… Continue reading