At left is the flag of Cambodia; at right their coat of arms.
Judy took the following beautiful photo on our flight from Hanoi to Siem Reap, Cambodia.
After a short afternoon flight to Siem Reap we checked in to our hotel, Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra, for a 3-night stay. As can be seen below, we received a royal welcome, and our suite certainly exemplified the five star rating of this beautiful hotel!!!
We even had our own private balcony with a spectacular view!
Here are two photos showing the lush grounds of the hotel complex
One evening's dinner was accompanied by a traditional Apsara dance show.
An Apsara (also spelled as Apsarasa) is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythology.
Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archeological sites in the world. We started our tour with a visit to one of Angkors largest Khmer temples, Angkor Wat, built for King Suryavarman II in the 12th century A.D. With its beautiful proportions and extensive, intricate bas-relief stone carvings, it is one of the most spectacular sights in Southeast Asia. We also spent some time exploring the fortified city of Angkor Thom, which houses several of Angkors most popular sights such as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper Kings with their dramatic bas reliefs.
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