April 09, 2004

More templing

Our last full day in Cambodia featured more temple exploration, most notably the "Woman's Temple", carved in red sandstone, affording better preservation and a cool pink hue.

Also learned of some of the plundering that's plagued Angkor over the last few hundred years (mostly by Thais and Vietnamese) and some of the restoration work that's been more detrimental than helpful (an Indian team ruined an entire section of Angkor by using an acid to 'clean' it). Nevertheless, it was an amazing experience!

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