Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Market- Siem Reap

A woman chopping up chicken, and lots of fresh local produce and meats of all kinds in the market this morning.

Cambodian Barber Shop

In a crowded market, MK found a barber and got a $3 haircut.

Hello Cambodia!

‎After a short flight from Bangkok, we arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia last night and took a tuk tuk to our hotel. Over the next few days we will explore the temples of Angkor and of course, enjoy delicious Khmer dishes.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sunset at Wat Pho

Wat Arun

The central tower of this temple is encrusted with colorful porcelain. We climbed these steep and narrow steps for a great lookout over Bangkok.

Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

Wat Pho is the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok, dating back to the 16th century. It houses Thailand's largest reclining Buddha, measuring 46m long and 15m high. The figure's toes has mother-of-pearl inlay in various patterns.

Grand Palace

‎Today we explored the grounds of the Grand Palace, the former Royal residence. This is truly one of the most beautiful places we've ever visited. The architecture is incredible and the (real) gold on the buildings shimmers in the sun.

Chatuchak Market

‎The Chatuchak Market is one of the world's largest weekend markets. It sprawls over 27 acres and has over 15,000 stalls. There's everything from crafts to antiques to housewares to clothes to pets, etc. We even saw miniature bunnies in dresses(?!?).  We were completely lost in the maze of stalls for most of the day but thoroughly entertained.