Monday, March 28, 2011

Cambodia - Day 4

Today will be the longest journey... the further from our place. Its about 40km from our guest house and somemore we just hired tuk tuk which max speed around 40km/h ;) Its take us about 1 hour to reach. Banteay Srei is we are heading too. This place is a unique because it build by red sandstone and because of that its also called "Women Temple".

Banteay Srei or Banteay Srey (Khmer: ប្រាសាទបន្ទាយស្រី) is a 10th century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Located in the area ofAngkor in Cambodia. It lies near the hill of Phnom Dei, 25 km (15 miles) north-east of the main group of temples that once belonged to the medieval capitals of Yasodharapura and Angkor Thom.

It is inside part of Angkor, the Pass is still valid to use here, no extra ticket needed. This place is more organize in term of facilities and signboard compare others temple.

Here are the entrance for you to enter the temple.

You can see the Temple in red color, as mention earlier because it build by red sandstone. The sandstone will change color when the sunlight change, to be more dark to light or wise versa.

It covering by a river~

Look old but yet so historical

You can see the color darker when less sunlight

and Redness when hot~

You can see the tree are very very huge and old :)

Pretty girl spotted~

We are enjoying the story and mist from the story board and spend about 2 hours including photo shooting. A great and tired walk, however the following food really make use recharged to the MAX. AMOK Fish... which the most popular Khmer food among others, Finally I taste the BEST AMOK Fish here. Remember, please do visit the Food Court in this place which located the last shop in the row (the most crowded).

Superb Curry Pork

Taste so good and really unforgettable ~

After the unforgettable lunch and recharged, we continue to our next destination, Landmine Museum which nearby (15mins).

This is the parking lot at Banteay Srei

A small museum near Banteay Srei that is strictly about landmines. Lots of history and information about Cambodian landmines.

A stark reminder of the devastating effects of the landmines. This is the reason you see lots of people in Cambodia without arms and legs, as they either stepped on a mine or they were trying to help diffuse them and were unlucky.

The museum is not much to see, but still worth a visit. They have a video playing in one room outside that is about how they disarm the landmines. I wish I had bought the video while I was there, oh well.

Very worth to visit. I hope in the future they have more funding to build a better museum as this is a historic thing that no one should forget as it is still ongoing today! QUOTE

The red dot is the land mine area... scary huh~!!

I do actually donate some for their future growth of the museum. We leaving after an hour in the museum. Next destination which long waiting... Shooting Range~!!! Was bring by Tuk tuk to Cambodia Army Camp for the shooting range. It near to Landmine museum around 15-20mins. Exciting but yet very scare due to 1st time shooting with AK47.

This are the shooting spot for Large Gun~ M16, AK47 & etc

30 bullets USD50... but WORTH...

damn scare but enjoy~

The shooting last 5 mins and photographing about 10mins. That my USD50 gone :) A great experience which we should try at least once in our life time. Mission Accomplished for this trip in Cambodia. At least for my own Mission, Angkor is too big for visiting in every detail. On the way back, Tuk tuk bring us to some famous Temple. Too many temple... really hard to remember them :)

There some wedding dinner was held... Great but surely expensive.

We took our Dinner in hotel and not forget our BBQ Supper :)

I wont continue write about Day 5 since we leaving to Airport early 5am. Just remember that AIRPORT TAX = USD25 Spare the money else u cant go back ;)

Here we come the summary of the Day:-

1) Breakfast- 5 usd for 2 person (Breed and Coffee0
2) Landmine Museum - FOC Entrance but Donate 10 usd
3) Shooting Range - 50USD
4) Dinner Khemer food - 12 usd for 2 person
Pork RIBS + Prawn + Beer - 10 usd for all
6) Tuk tuk 15 usd

Total Damage = 102 usd

153 + 76.5 + 69.5 + 102 + 50 = 451 usd for 2 person (excluded souvenir)

*USD1 = MY 3 +- ringgit

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