My First Selfie: Chapter 1

The technology of photography has changed dramatically over the past years. It was once a tool for the rich, but today it has evolved into an affordable and everyday essential item in our daily lives tucked inside this mini device we call the smartphones. Today, most of us have hundreds if not thousands of photos

Snapshot: Village Life

After staying in the capital city for almost 10 years, it’s hard to imagine how different the world has become. In February of 2014, I went to Siem Reap for a break and to chase the sunrise of Angkor Wat, and what happened during that trip had been an eye opener for me. Besides the

Siem Reap 2014

I traveled to the exotic land of Siem Reap with my wife back in February and it was one of the most amazing moments of my life. Not only were the ancient structures so massive and so impressive, but the beauty of this country lies within the life of the villagers. The villagers here may

The Gorgeous Banteay Srei

This may be one of the most gorgeous temple I’ve ever seen in my life and I kid you not. Banteay Srei is a 10th-century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. It is built largely from fine-grained rose-pink sandstone and is therefore redish in colour. Making it shine like a ruby when the

Valley of the 1000 Lingas

When I was in secondary school, I remembered that our history teacher once showed us this documentary about the ancient city of Angkor. Most of the programmes shown by the teacher had this boring tone and was always my lullaby. However, this particular documentary about Angkor caught my attention and I was so amazed with

Hariharalaya

After visiting the ancient capital of Angkor Thom. We headed to another even more ancient ancient capital. This one has a rather adorable name called Hariharalaya. It may sound like an asian children’s song but don’t be fooled by it’s name. Hariharalaya was an ancient city and the ultimate first capital of the Khmer empire

The Smiles of the Bayon Temple

The Bayon Temple vies with Angkor Wat the favorite monument of visitors (in fact, it is also one of my favourites amongst all temples here). The two evoke similar aesthetic responses yet are different in purpose, design, architecture and decoration. Built in the late 12th as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

I’ll start off with the most famous, most beautiful and largest temple here in Angkor City. For those who are still unaware, Angkor Wat is in fact referred to this particular temple complex and does not refer to the entire city of Angkor. Built during the early years of the 12th century by Suryavaram II,