Monday, May 18, 2009

Preah Vihear photo-fest

Yours truly at the 5th Gopura, the starting point for any visit to Preah Vihear
I have about 100 photos from my recent visit to Preah Vihear temple and another 280 from Banteay Chhmar. Now of course I won't be posting all of them here but I will be selecting the best ones, so be prepared for an avalanche. Don't say I didn't warn you. Here's a few just to kick them off. We spent 3 hours at the top of Preah Vihear, we were the only foreign tourists that afternoon and aside from one soldier who he was showing his family around the temple, that was about it. Oh, and of course, the periphery of the temple was swarming with military, especially after we were told that we missed, by an hour, a potential flare-up when 100 heavily-armed Thai troops made a beeline into no-man's land, before being forced back.
Flags fly above the 5th Gopura and you can see where we parked our 4WD on the right
This is the damaged 5th Gopura at Preah Vihear
A section of the smooth tarmacked road to Preah Vihear from the Thai side



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