May 14th, weather: fair

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Taxis and tuku-tuku are transportation ways from Siem Reap to Angkor Wat.

But for my son lives Bangkok and Battambang said those ways are expensive.
He also said rent bikes as his transportation ways, and travel freely.

We went to rental bike shop which managing French and rent electric bikes.
(Frenches advocate eco.)

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It costs 40$, duration are 48 hours.

Because of electric bike, it costs little high and charging is needed.
In case of be out of charge, it can move pedaling….
Is this bike edition of Japanese E.V.?
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We paused briefly at the juice shop in front of the rental bike shop.

Here is typical Southeast Asian juice stand. Such stands are around every corner.
Raw fruits are squished using juicer on site… 1.5$ (150 Yen)/ fill.
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Because in the temperature of the forest of Angkor Wat is cool, riding bike feeling the wind is pretty comfortable.

From postern gate (east gate) of Angkor Wat.
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Because here is not a front gate, there is a little people.

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To central chapel ascending steep stairway….

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I felt fear when I imagined descending here. (>_<;)

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Angkor Wat is surrounded by forests.

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These are famous relief theater at the first ambulatory.
These relief were based on mythology of India and Hindooism.
These were graven to pass down King’s dignity and religious teaching, in the age when common people could not read characters.

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To the front of Angkor Wat.

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It was a sight to see!!

★☆★☆★☆★☆

May 15th, weather: fair

I went to Angkor Thom.
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I went to south gate, where is main gate of Angkor Thom.
I was impressed to see the statue which is the motif of “Samudra manthan”.
I was excited.

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Angkor Thom is larger than Angkor Wat, and grove of big pagodas at each corner is mysterious.

In my opinion, Angkor Thom is more impressive than Angkor Wat.

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I was impressed by depth of ambulatory.

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Guanyin was a sight to see.

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The large tetrahedral pagodas had a tremendous impact.
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I moved to Baphuon walking about 10 min from Bayon.

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This temple was dynastic central, AD 1060.

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Here also has steep stairway.
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These are ambulatory and relief.

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The top-down view was splendid.

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The pictures of “Terrace of the Elephants” and “Terrace of the Leeper King”

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I got tired from walking and using tuku-tuku to the place I put bike.

In this time, I did not employ guides and did sightseeing reading a guidebook.
I was not crunched for time and free,
but I thought there were many sites over my head or overlooked. Because I am unstudied in History.

In next time, I ambitious to go here, applying for local tour with interpretation.

Next is Angkor Wat sightseeing edition (part2).

 

日本語訳:5月13日 アンコールワット観光編(Part1)

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