Bats at Battambang

In the gloaming every evening a murmuration of bats bursts out of a cave and over the plain Advertisements

Angkor Wat

Four days in Siem Reap, and we decided to spend every day cycling between and wandering around the amazing temples of the former capital of the Khmer Empire, Angkor. From the 9th to 13th Centuries over 500 temples were built in the area. The most famous is undoubtedly Angkor Wat (meaning literally ‘City Temple’) but…

A lovely holiday

One day Mother and Father decided they wanted to go on holiday to Thailand, to see some temples and floating villages and to sit on the beach for half an hour, so they bought the guide book, booked a flight, and then somehow ended up in Cambodia… …where they went for lots of lovely bike…

Prasat Preah Vihear

High on a sandstone ridge, overlooking the plains below sits the Khmer Temple of Prasat Preah Vihear. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008, the Thai army invaded within weeks claiming the temple as their own. Sporadic fighting continued until 2013 when Cambodian ownership of the land was reasserted by international court. The UK…

The road to Angkor

Time hurtles back, a millennium falls away, the sun rises on the Khmer Empire. Lingaparvata Mountain yawns, water drip, drip, dripping from its heart, Vat Phou Temple quenches its thirst. The pilgrims’ road looks West, away from the river Mekong, towards a grand escarpment, Mount Meru reborn, clawed out above the churning milky plain. Prasat…