May 18, 2011

Hello Angkor, Cambodia




Here are some pictures I took of Angkor Heritage Site in Siem Reap, Cambodia today. It was quite astounding, and I had a hard time picking which ones to post.

The heritage site is located in the jungle and wasn't discovered until the 19th century. The city was built by three dynasty in different eras. Angkor was initially a Hinduism city. Buddhist temples were built When the emperor of the golden age rose as he believed in both Buddhism and Hinduism. Hinduism had more influence which resulted in Hinduism followers vandalizing the Buddhist sites such as cutting off Buddhist gods' heads and destroying the Buddhist temples' ceilings.

The buildings in Angkor heritage site were covered by many wall sculptures and the temples were decorated with precious stones. All of the city's efforts and resources were focused on these buildings which led to poverty and eventually suffered attacks from Thailand and Laos. The emperor fled to today's capital when Angkor lost. People of Angkor abandoned the city as many lives were taken in the war and thought the city was "bad" as even the king left, resulting in the ruins of the abandoned city today.

60 comments:

  1. Awesome! Great Pics! This place looks amazing. Its def worth a visit.

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  2. great pictures, i love your outfit
    wow and thanks for that info.

    the place is such great tourist spot to visit

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  3. wow, the site is gorgeous! would definitely love to visit there one day!

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  4. Amazing pictures, I love your outfit!!

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  5. Amazing..such a historic site..and so beautiful its the perfect place for great pictures

    xx
    Andy
    The Black Label

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  6. These pics are so amazing! you are stunning!

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  7. The are such beautiful photos and I love your outfit. You should be in a postcard :)

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  8. These photos and the background is unbelievably incredible!!! I really like your off-the-shoulder top, too!!
    p.s. my best friend is from Cambodia!! :)

    xoxo,
    Mel

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  9. wow these photos are all so stunning!!

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  10. Wow gorgeous photos!!!! Kori xoxo

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  11. julie!!! i love your outfit -- especially those sandals. you pull it off so well with those long legs. i've always wanted to go to angkor -- its absolutely breathtaking!

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  12. These pictures are so gorgeous. I cannot get over how beautiful the scenery is. Totally jealous right now.

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  13. great pics, very nice!!! :)

    xo Emma

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  14. Wow, these are amazing shots!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  15. HI!!
    Stunning view and amazing pictures taken by u :=)
    kisses

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  16. suck an interesting place. One day I really want to travel the whole south east asia :)

    catherine

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  17. Love these pictures! It looks amazing there :)

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  18. WOw beautiful pictures!!! I love your outfit, you look so good. Have an awesome trip! xox

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  19. Gorgeous pics! What a location for a shoot!

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  20. Great shots. I am hoping to go there myself soon. Xxxx

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  21. i've always wanted to visit angkor one day! the photos are breathtaking :)

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  22. Superb! Awesome place.Your outfit is super cool.:)

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  23. those are great! your sandals are awesome

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  24. I love visiting ancient cities - great pics :)

    K.

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  25. I am so jealous of your traveling but what beautiful photos and places you have visited.

    So great that you are able to post while on the road

    xoxo

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  26. Wow Julie, that place is beyond words. Real stories and places from history can be more amazing than what we see in movies or read in fiction.

    How did you manage to get these pictures without anyone else in the background? Was the place not crowded?

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  27. the photos are beautiful...i rarely get to travel, so i love "visitng" places thru other people's blogs! the sandals are cute!

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  28. That setting is amazing. It looks beautiful there. I love the shorts and the top is great as well. The hat is a nice touch and adds some flair to the look.

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  29. OMG.....amazing pics!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

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  30. oh my this place is lovely!!!

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  31. GORGEOUS shoot! I'm really into those big slouchy, cropped lacey/knit tops lately! : D They're SO nice!

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  32. you look so great. i love the photo with the hat because everything is perfectly styled in that shot!

    hope you are enjoying your vacation dear!

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  33. Wow amazing photos! This setting is gorgeous!!!! Following now, hope u follow my blog too =)

    www.grandejewelry.blogspot.com

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  34. Oh my God this place is amazing! There's so much history! Great photos, keep them coming.

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  35. beautiful photos! and love your outfit and sandals:)

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  36. the place looks awesome =D nice pictures!!

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  37. Ooh Pop Champagne lookbook goes international--AND there's a history lesson too! Looking great as always Julie. Enjoy Cambodia!

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  38. Great pictures, it looks so beautiful there!

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  39. Wow I love these pictures! The Angkor heritage site looks super cool with the ruins - I bet it has so much history to it. And that's so neat that it's in the middle of the jungle in Cambodia. I love your casual outfit as well :)

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  40. What beautiful pictures. You look amazingly lovely!
    christine
    http://un-stitched.com

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  41. I wish I could look that good whilst traveling ^^ ahha Cambodia is on my list of places to go before I die - your pics are gorgeous btw :D

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  42. The pictures are gorgeous! I wish I went there last year,the history of it amazes me! :) Love your outfit btw!

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  43. These photos are incredible- what a special place! It looks like you're having a great time. Have fun!

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  44. Great pics, you look cute :)) Cambodia looks really beautiful!

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  45. OK these are amazing pictures! What an incredible setting for your photos!!

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  46. Btw,haha I have yet to see a Caucasian making sushi but lol at the bad sushi XD

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  47. So awesome! I am going in august for my anniversary and am so excited!

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  48. Gorgeous pics and I love your outfit! Happy Thursday hun xx

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  49. The location is amazing! Great pictures and great outfit!


    xoxoxo

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  50. OMG so stunning, hope you're having an amazing vacation!

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  51. Omg, it's beautiful! I'd love to visit Cambodia! Love the last pic too! x

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  52. Cambodia is one of the places I would love to travel to! These pictures are beautiful!

    http://samalamode.blogspot.com

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  53. Gorgeous! Love the photos!
    I can't wait to visit Cambodia one day, Angkor looks incredibllllleee!

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  54. loved the poses!! :) and yeah your summer outfit is totally sexy and good!

    I didn't know Cambodia is actually beautiful There's a lot to see thanks for sharing about the history!

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  55. great pics! beautiful! and luv your outfit too.

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  56. i am from cambodia my nam soy_seng@yahoo.com it a great pics! i never saw it i love it and my angkor wat too thanks for u show them it is khmer culture in seam reap town call ang kor wat temple ....

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  57. Các mau do go nha bep là rất quan trọng để có được sự chú ý đặc biệt, thu hút cái nhìn của nhiều người. Hiện nay xu hướng sử dụng màu sắc trong nhà bếp và bao gồm các mẫu thiet ke noi that phong khach, mau noi that phong ngu, mau noi that van phong là màu hồng, đỏ, xanh lá cây, xanh dương, tím, đỏ, đen, trắng, nâu. Trong đó, màu cam nổi lên như một mẫu thiết kế phổ biến và có nhiều cải tiến nhất. Trên thực tế, tông màu cam còn có thể kết hợp để sử dụng với các san pham do go noi that ở trong nhà bếp trong tu bep hien dai. Thứ nhất, đôi khi trái màu cam được sử dụng làm nền cho chiếc tủ bếp nhưng có khi đó là hình ảnh một trái cam trang trí cho chiếc kệ bếp thêm xinh xắn. Thứ hai, ở một khía cạnh khác, màu cam là màu sắc tươi mới rất thích hợp cho các khái niệm của nhà bếp hiện đại đòi hỏi sự thoải mái và sáng tạo rất nhiều nhằm truyền cảm hứng cho người nội trợ. Với những lý do đó chắc chắn các nhà thiết kế chỉ muốn thể hiện niềm hạnh phúc trong căn phòng này và kết hợp với sat my thuat, san pham gia cong sat , gia cong inox để làm cho cuộc sống này ngày càng tuyệt vời hơn

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