Ben Tre



 

Ben Tre

Back in Ben Tre, to celebrate my nephew’s first birthday (which is also the most important one for the vietnamese people), but also to watch the newborn puppies from Mina the dog.

Phnom Penh


Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh formerly known as Chaktomuk (“Four Faces”), is the capital and most populous city of Cambodia. Located on the banks of the Tonlé Sap and Mekong River, Phnom Penh has been the national capital since French colonization of Cambodia, and has grown to become the nation’s center of economic and industrial activities, as well as the center of security, politics, cultural heritage, and diplomacy of Cambodia.

Royal Palace

The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is a complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia. Its full name in the Khmer language is Preah Barum Reachea Veang Chaktomuk Serei Mongkol. The Kings of Cambodia have occupied it since it was built in 1860s, with a period of absence when the country came into turmoil during and after the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

Angkor Wat

 


Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat (“Capital Temple”) is the largest religious monument in the world, with the site measuring 1,626,000 m2. It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple of god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple toward the end of the 12th century. It was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yaśodharapura (present-day Angkor), the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. Breaking from the Shaiva tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation.

Ta Prohm
Bayon