May 13th through May 15th was a national holiday to celebrate the Cambodian King’s Birthday. During the holiday, I had the chance to see Angkor along with Daniel and Dale and Nancy Knutson. The literal meaning of Angkor is “Holy City” or “Capital City.” The temple ruins in this area represent an era when the ancient Cambodian empire flourished. During this time, much of present day Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam were controlled by the military of the Angkor empire. To this day, the remnants of the buildings and temples of this ancient empire are a great source of pride for Cambodians.
I’ll be writing another post or two about history of Angkor, but here is a link to my photos from the trip: Temples of Angkor