Siem Reap Visual Overview #6 – Out and About!

Visited on the 25th December 2012 (Tuesday)
Temple Visit Day 02

Merry Christmas everyone!

We didn’t wanted to get Wat-out (temple fatigue) thus we decided to only do temples on alternate day.  In saying that, we are still visiting a temple but it on the out skirt of Siem Reap. We had to travel in the tuk tuk for nearly 2 hours. I say I still don’t regret the ride. The airy feeling was nice, seeing part of the country side and we stopped for street food where no one understand us. LOL!

Hope some of these pictures give you an impression of the lifestyle of Siem Reap countryside.

Wooden houses meet urbanisation?

Kralan (Khmer sticky rice in bamboo)
Kralan (Khmer sticky rice in bamboo)

I think this got to be my best find in Cambodia. I truly enjoy it and find it simply delicious even though Christopher might disagree. Yummicious!

According to Wiki: Kralan (Khmer: ក្រឡាន) or khao lam (Thai: ข้าวหลาม, pronounced [kʰâw lǎːm]; Lao: ເຂົ້າຫລາມ) is a Southeast Asian rice dish made of sticky rice with red beans, sugar, grated coconut and coconut milk roasted in specially-prepared bamboo sections of different diameters and lengths.

Summary from Ancient Angkor Books Guide (Michael Freeman & Claude Jacques)

Date: Middle of the 12th with later additions

Style: Angkor Wat

Reign: Suryavarman II


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