Vietnam & Cambodia April 13 2014

April 13, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Sunday April 13th - Siem Reap Cambodia & Happy Buddhist New Year

We arrived in Siem Reap at mid day today.  Our flight was only 55 minutes from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap airport today, and for those who are counting our 5th flight since leaving Canada.

We got settled into our hotel and then took the tuck tuck taxi into the old market for lunch and some free time to explore the town centre.  It is also the Buddhist New Year so for the next three days there will be celebrations and many monks visiting the temples in Angkor Wat.

Tomorrow morning we will be departing the hotel at 4:30 a.m. to head into Angkor Wat for sunrise photography. So it will be an early night to bed as it will be a long and warm 36 C day here tomorrow.  Below are a few images from todays experiences. Good night from Cambodia.

Arriving at Siem Reap Airport


The airport is a very interesting and welcoming structure


Tuck Tuck into the old market, hold on Claudia, Dan and Joyce


Many decorations are up for the New Year, there will be plenty of lights tonight!


While having lunch today, this fire eater was demonstrating his talents.


Smoking hot! One more shot from the fire eater!


Come let our fish nibble on your toes.


A very colourful vender in the old market.


Ladies preparing New Years arrangements in the market.


Happy New Years decorations.


Many decorations are available for the celebrations.


Heading home to prepare for the celebrations. It got busier as the evening moved on.


Offering on display outside our hotel this evening for New Years.


Night shot of the inner court at our hotel this evening.


That's it for this evening.  More from the temples of Angkor Wat tomorrow. Good Night and Happy New Year's from the Trekkers in Cambodia.


Please add a comment

Posted by Dolores Cooper on
So colourful and interesting! Really enjoy your blog.
Posted by Gail Nichol on
What a lot of colorful decorations, you will have lots to photo. Hope you have a good sunrise!!!!
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