Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia

5 fascinating archaeological sites in Vietnam and Cambodia


A journey to Southeast Asia isn’t just about tasting delicious food, exploring fantastic natural landscapes or lounging on beautiful beaches. On top of all that, the region is home to some of the most interesting archaeological sites in the world. With many surrounded by the jungle, a trip to some of the fantastic sites of… Read More

Ancient Roman Walls in Silchester, England

Ancient Roman Walls in Silchester, England


Today’s travel photo is of the Ancient Roman Walls at the roman ruins in Silchester, England. This photo might look like an ordinary English farm paddock, but the stone wall on the right is nearly 2000 years old, built as defense of the Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum. The town itself dates back even further… Read More

The twin towered Gatehouse at Donnington Castle, Berkshire, England

The Medieval Ruins of Donnington Castle, England


Just north of Newbury in Berkshire, stands the ruins of a castle I had never heard of. It took a drive to the small village of Donnington, down a quiet village lane to a typical English field to discover what remains of a 14th century castle. Donnington Castle was built in the 1380’s for Sir… Read More

Ancient jungle ruins at Ta Phrom in Angkor, Cambodia

Fighting the Crowds at Ta Phrom


For the most part, I had done pretty well with planning my exploration of the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia. We managed to avoid the worst of the crowds at the more popular temples such as Banteay Srei and of course, Angkor Wat, which we explored in the dim post-dawn light. We even made it… Read More

Ancient stone face at Bayon in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Bayon: The Jewel of Angkor Thom


I can’t describe how truly huge the ancient city of Angkor Thom is in Cambodia. Its grand scale actual dwarfs the land size of Angkor Wat, and if you’ve visited that impressive temple, you’ll know that it’s not a small area – it takes a fair while just to walk to Angkor Wat from the… Read More

Angkor Wat at Sunrise

A Dawn Visit to Angkor Wat


I woke up in darkness to the sound of my alarm. It was 4:30am, a time of the day that I used to dread. For the past seven years I had been getting up at 4:30am to go to work. For those seven years I hated the sound of that alarm, and I hated that… Read More

Two story building at Preah Khan in Angkor, Cambodia

Photo Journey Through Preah Khan in Angkor, Cambodia


It had been a very long and tiring day exploring the temples along the Grand Circuit in Angkor, Cambodia. We had a tuk tuk driving us around, but there was still a lot of walking and climbing involved and that mixed with the heat of the day had us feeling pretty exhausted. Our last stop… Read More

Neak Pean in Angkor, Cambodia

The Water Temple of Neak Pean in Angkor, Cambodia

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Today’s travel photo is of the water temple of Neak Pean in Angkor, Cambodia. Located near Preah Khan, Neak Pean is a small temple built on an island in a central pool. The pool is surrounded by four smaller pools, making it perfectly symmetrical, as was the style in Angkorian temples. This late 12th century… Read More

Ancient gate at Ta Som in Angkor, Cambodia

The Jungle Temple of Ta Som in Angkor, Cambodia


Continuing on with our exploration of the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia, we headed from the temple mountain of Eastern Mebon to Ta Som – another temple that I had never heard of but was suggested by our tuk tuk driver. It is these sort of places that end up being really great finds because… Read More