Tempted to leave this blank…apart from the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, not much to see.
I also went to the National Museum, interesting to see where textiles started emerging, about 16 cbut sure there was weaving here before that.
Also interesting to see the Monash University interpretation of what Angkor Wat city looked like in its hey day, David it maybe what you saw….
Found out today that Angkor Wat is supposedly owned by the Vietnamese and lesed back to the Cambodians, seems far fetched but there is little evidence of the money one pays to enter gets spent in Cambodia…
Went to the shop, Daughters of Cambodia, where ex sex workers are given an opportunity to kearn new skills to the enable them to survive without that particular industry. Also a section in the shop called Sons of Cambodia…,,
Also tried to get to Trunkh but closed for the holiday, only shop in town that was shut….
Went to the Russian Market, but bought sime silk from a shop opposite….
Toddled back to the hotel for a much needed zzzz.
Went out to the mall next to the hotel, full of goodies, and amazingly ran into the couple I had met in Luang Prabang.
Had drinks with them, staying in the same hotel but in a much swankier room….they declined the expensive dinner as well
We decided that Laos wins in the scenery and charm stakes ….but then there is Angkor Wat…
I read in abook that Cambodia may have been better off without it as it would have had to do more to earn money…..
So tomorrow another long trip, 290 ks, not sure why I did not go to Battambang from Siem Reap…however the guide assures me that it is a better trip…