Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Cambodia, a country we fell in love with!
Since a few years we discovered this amazing country...culture, nature & extraordinary people.
The tempels of Angkor are one of the wonders of the oriental world, it's a symbol of power, greatness & immortality. Angkor Wat and the other stone temples of the ancient capital of Khmer were built by god-kings to link the human and the divine in life and to allow the two to merge in death. As such, Angkor's monuments legitimized sovereignty and served as palladia of the nation.
Man has constantly to work against nature to protect and restore Ankor.
It's located just north of the Tonle Sap (Great Lake), close to the modern Cambodian town of Siem reap.
These children have been adopted by a friend, Pieter, from an orphanage. They live in a house Pieter bought for them in Siem Reap & they go to the French college.
It's so beautifull to see that people take the initiative on their own to help children & give them a chance in life.
This is the beautifull 'hotel de la Paix' . There's a great spa!!
There's, of course, the 'Amansara' from the 'Aman resort group' . When you enter this place, you never want to go away anymore...