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Bayon Temple

After entering through the South Gate, we visited the beautiful Bayon Temple which lies in the heart of Angkor Thom.

Bayon Temple was built about a century after Angkor Wat. It is unlike most of the other temples; no walls surround the terrain, and the style is Buddhist. The more than 200 large faces carved on the 54 towers are believed to depict the god Loki, or Avalokitesvara, but opinions differ. For many architectural and symbolic details a fitting explanation still has to be found. There are also some significant changes in style which leads archeologists to believe that the Bayon was built over a long period of time. The third (inner) level with the towers was changed later; the central part may have resembled the Indian temple mount Meru in an earlier stage, similar to temples like Angkor Wat.

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The carvings on the walls told the history of civilisation and the war at that time.
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Nice spot to camwhore.
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Watch this video posted on the Youtube.


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Temples of Angkor

People from all over the world come to Siem Reap, Cambodia to visit the Temples of Angkor, one of the Ancient Wonder of the World. Siep Reap is known to the world because of the Temple of Angkor and the local economy here are very dependent on tourism.

The temples of Angkor, built by the Khmer civilization between 802 and 1220 AD, represent one of humankind's most astonishing and enduring architectural achievements. From Angkor the Khmer kings ruled over a vast domain that reached from Vietnam to China to the Bay of Bengal. The structures one sees at Angkor today, more than 100 stone temples in all, are the surviving remains of a grand religious, social and administrative metropolis whose other buildings - palaces, public buildings, and houses - were built of wood and are long since decayed and gone.

At the temple of Phnom Bakheng there are 108 surrounding towers. The number 108, considered sacred in both Hindu and Buddhist cosmologies, is the sum of 72 plus 36 (36 being ½ of 72). The number 72 is a primary number in the sequence of numbers linked to the earth’s axial precession, which causes the apparent alteration in the position of the constellations over the period of 25,920 years, or one degree every 72 years. Another mysterious fact about the Angkor complex is its location 72 degrees of longitude east of the Pyramids of Giza. The temples of Bakong, Prah Ko and Prei Monli at Roluos, south of the main Angkor complex, are situated in relation to each other in such a way that they mirror the three stars in the Corona Borealis as they appeared at dawn on the spring equinox in 10,500 BC. It is interesting to note that the Corona Borealis would not have been visible from these temples during the 10th and 11th centuries when they were constructed.

Angkor Wat, built during the early years of the 12th century by Suryavaram II, honors the Hindu god Vishnu and is a symbolic representation of Hindu cosmology. Consisting of an enormous temple symbolizing the mythic Mt. Meru, its five inter-nested rectangular walls and moats represent chains of mountains and the cosmic ocean. The short dimensions of the vast compound are precisely aligned along a north-south axis, while the east-west axis has been deliberately diverted 0.75 degrees south of east and north of west, seemingly in order to give observers a three day anticipation of the spring equinox.

On the 2nd Day of our trip, we explored Temple of Angkor on a 3 consecutive days Ticket which costs USD40.00(inclusive in our tour package). The complex is too big to be able to cover within one day.

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In Siem Reap, you will see some car with no car registration number.???
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Our 1st stop was the South Gate of Angkor Thom.

Mythic statues line the causeway over a moat leading to the south gate of Angkor Thom, literally called “Great City.” The images represent a Hindu myth of creation called the Churning of the Sea of Milk.

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On one side of the causeway, fifty-four guardian deities (called “devas”) pull the head of a mythical serpent or “naga.”
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On the other side, fifty-four images of demon gods (called “asuras”) push the tail of the serpent.
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The whipping motion of the serpent’s body was said to churn the ocean and recreate the cosmos anew. The dancing female deities (each known as an “apsaras”) were the first beings to emerge from the sea of creation.
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If you are lazy to walk, you can take the elephant ride @ US$20.00/ride.
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Very scenic.
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Four faces, looking toward the cardinal directions, are carved on the sides of fifty-four standing towers at Bayon Temple. The preservation of many of the towers, however, is poor so it is difficult to know exactly how all the towers were carved. Over 200 giant smiling faces remain, but there may once have been between one and two hundred towers, each with four faces. These structures are known as “face towers.”
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Lots of local selling Guide Book and handicrafts.
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Next post......The Bayon Temple.
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My 1st Fish Spa Experience @ Fisho, Sunway Mentari

This evening, I decided to go to try out Fish Spa as this has been the latest Spa concept that has seen many of such outlets opening everywhere after the 1st one open at The Pavillion.

Recently, Fisho has opened one at Sunway Mentari.
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I have got a Fisho Fish Spa voucher for 30mins @ RM38.00 and the next visit is FOC. A very tempting offer. I brought my family along but only my son joined me to experience the feeling of been massage by the Dr Fish also known scientifically as Garra rufa and Cyprinion macrostomus.
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What are the benefits of "Doctor Fish" Spa (also known as ChinChin Yu", "Nibble Fish," "Kangal Fish," or "Doctorfishen").When placed in the spa, these fish can feed themselves on the dead cells of the human body, since they only consume such cells, leaving the healthy skin of the human body to grow. The whole process is reportedly free of pain.

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FISHO TREATMENT consists of the following procedures:

1. Body cleaning – exfoliation (removal of dead skin cells. Note: this method is not painful, because fishes have no teeth) ;

2. Micro-massage (which reaches the deepest skin layers while improving blood circulation, thus the skin is better supplied with the oxygen, and as the outcome it becomes much softer and smoother) ;

3. Disinfection of injured skin spots (like scratches, wounds and etc


First you have to watch you leg before you enter the Fish Spa.
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The Spa is quite spacious and can take in quite a big number of people.
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After that you dip your leg into the Fish Spa.
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Initially you will feel funny and tingling when the Dr Fish swarm around you leg and start to nibble dead skin cell.. It will take you 5-10mins to get use the sensation of been nibble by this fishes.
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You will start to enjoy the fish massage after getting use to it.
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There are different sections which contain different sizes of fish. Off course, you start with the smallest one and get the feel before you go the really big one.

Below is the section with the biggest fish. Imagine how is the feeling!!!!! Once you get the hang of it, you will enjoy it.
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And it is me enjoying the fish massage.
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And my son who stayed at the smaller fish section. He is not ready for the bigger one. Probably the next visit.
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And this gentleman try the big fish too. Look at his reaction.
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It is a nice experience and the Spa is very well set up and beautifully design.
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Siem Reap'sTuk-Tuk

We have some free time during the afternoon after some shopping at Central Market. So we walked outside the hotel and this Tuk-Tuk offered to us a 2-hour city tour for US$5.00 for 4 pax.

In Siem Reap, Tuk-Tuk is a very popular mode of transport here and each Tuk-Tuk can sit 2-4 persons. They normally charged US$2.00/pax.

While we were outside of the hotel taking some pictures, this tuk-tuk driver offer to take us to the town centre. He quoted USD5.00 for 2-hours (Thats is really cheap) take us to all the tourist attractions at the town centre and stop and let us take pictures and also do some shopping. We try to bargain for USD4.00 but he insisted on USD5.00.
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Taking this tuk-tuk for a short your of the town is fun and enjoyable. Traffic is not heavy and you can really experience the lifestyle here.

The road here is normally 2 lanes and with dry sands on both sides of the road so it can be very dusty when cars and lorries drive past.
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Local selling eggs. Not the normal egg. It is baby duck or baby fetus egg. Try it.
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Lots of motorcylist here.
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Preach Ang Chek and Preach Ang Chorm Shrine. A place for good fortune and it is common for newly married Cambodian and their families to visit the shrines.
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Royal Residence.
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Royal Garden.
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One of the 5-Star hotel.
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Wat Bo. The most historical and beautiful temple in Siem Reao other than Angkor ruins.
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It contains many stupas and beautifully landscape flowers.
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More stupas.
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The main entrance area.
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We also visited the old market with shops selling all kind of stuffs.
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Handicrafts.
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Bags
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Silver items.
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Wet market too.
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