The flight down here may not have been the Dreamliner experience, but is sure as hell was more modern than the airplane that took us the last bit from Bangkok to Siem Reap. A somewhat ancient propeller plane with underwater theme(!) got us wondering where and how the pilot was going to land this thing!
On the way from the airport we got a ride with a thin litte man with a big heart. His name is Chark, and according to him some tourists call him Chakk, or Chakki Chan. We made a deal with him to go to the temples after one day of rest. The resting day was sorely needed and we had a dinner slumber of 4 hrs before going to bed at 22 to sleep for another 12!
The temples are really amazing! The level of detail, the size and the sheer work put into making everything so symetric is just mind-boggeling. We started of by seeing the faces in Bayon temple, where i strongly suspect the ''duckface'' trend before being depicted may have started. After that we saw the temple where some of the scenes in tomb raider was filmed. Apparently there is a quite scenic tree somewhere behind Angelina Jolies boobs in that movie!
Lastly we saw the gem of the Khmer empire, Ankor Wat. We hired a guide by the entrance that could tell us some of the historic background of the temple. How the king made the hindu and buddhist religion live side by side.