12 March 2008

Preah Vihear and the World Heritage

This ANGKOR era temple built atop a hill, now on the border between the 2 countries is again at the center of a row between Cambodia and Thailand. The Khmer government want to have it listed as a World Heritage but the Thai Government object about this… So I went up there a few weeks ago. And the place is truly amazing…the sunrise (for which it was purposely built) over the plain of northern Cambodia is a must. Accessing the top is a little scary from the back of the motorcycle taxi, but going down is ever scarier… Well it is really worth the trip, and the overnight stay at the very basic guesthouse in the Khmer village at the bottom of the hill.

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