Going across the causeway one realizes how huge the moat is…. 190 meters wide…... 1.5km by 1.3 kms……
the cracks in the centre are not earthquake damage, they just haven't had the funds to finish repairs!
We were amused to see these monks taking photos of themselves in front of the temple entrance.....
On entering the main entrance we arrived in time to see a family presenting their young son and asking for blessings from Vishnu…….
one enters the second causeway, an avenue of about half a km leading to the main temple…….. very impressive!
There are fabulous bas reliefs which run around the outer wall , all the way around….. for 1 km!
While we appreciated what we could see we were not tempted to go all the way around……
but decided we did not need to go to the top!
We went from west to east, having arranged to be picked up on the other side by our driver.
We were quite happy to see the end in sight!
Then back to the hotel for a swim, then a massage in the nice cool A/C Spa…….. we can definitely recommend!
...and then dinner, again in a great restaurant, Mie Cafe…….
This Cambodian chef was reviewed very favorably in the Phnom Penh Post He had worked at a 2 star Michelin restaurant in Switzerland before returning to Cambodia.