Exploring Hidden Temples in Kampong Thom, Cambodia
In my last installment, I left off in Siem Reap, Cambodia where we saw Angkor Wat & lots of other fun stuff. After that, we were picked up by my boyfriend's relatives & taken to a small village in Kampong Thom, between the cities Siem Reap & Phnom Penh. It was about a 6 hour ride & the road conditions were less than satisfactory in terms of safety.
Inside each of the rooms were statues made for worshipping. The smell of incense was fresh in each of the "caves" indicating how often monks come & go to pay homage to Buddha.
Another highlight of Kampong Thom was walking up the steps of Phnom Santuk. It was a long way up & along the path we were attacked by a group of monkeys because we unknowingly brought food with us.
We also trekked up another mountain to visit the temples at the top. Along the way we passed many monks which brought about a sense of peace & solitude.
The alter on top of the mountain was filled with statues of Buddha, along with a huge sculpture of Buddha lying down.
Thanks for reading & hope to be back soon with the next part of our trip! If you missed the previous post, you can find it here. That's all for now!