Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Kampev Buddhist Temple

While in the village, we also visited a Buddhist temple. I was rather surprised to see the floor covered in a film of dust. Although rather large in size, it lacked the opulence that some of the Buddhist temples I had seen elsewhere. Off to one side was a crematorium and next to the temple was a plot to honor the dead, with the stupa-like “gravestones” each seeming to compete through scale and decoration. 
Back in Siem Reap, we thanked our guide for his service that day. Although he experienced many hardships during his young life, I am confident that his wisdom and passion, along with a willingness to work hard will take him far. All the best to him.

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