An elegant sufficiency

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

One last special day (4)


Returning from Bayon, we stopped to have a look around the Preah Kahn ruins, yet another remarkable place with outstanding features which set it apart from the other three sites we'd visited earlier in the day. As we left the car, it was raining hard but we didn't care - it was a refreshing way of cooling us down in the steamy afternoon heat.
Overgrown and a little more dilapidated than the other ruins, Preah Kahn was nevertheless a fascinating place, probably the site of a Buddhist university at some point.

We loved the loneliness of this site, probably because we were there in the late afternoon when most people had gone and in the peace and quiet, it was at its most atmospheric.

A few children scampered around, picking herbs here and there which Kinam told us are for the typical Khmer stir fry they'd be eating for dinner tonight.

I think I feel a log cabin quilt of some description coming on!

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  • Oh Gill, these temples are so GORGEOUS! How absolutely fab to go there in person. I will have to content myself with the few pieces in the Royal Museum in Edinburgh! Helen

    By Blogger Helen Cowans, at 11:58 am  

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