Monday, November 1, 2010

Dispatches from Siem Reap - IV

Cambodia is not just a land of temples, but it's one of expressions...


And then some more....

No wonder why they have so many dances, expressing their many moods.

There's the shyness of a just-married couple...

There's the 'Daiii' of a Hanuman ready to protect the Apsaras

There's the surprise of an Asura who's been attacked by Hanuman

There's the tight-lipped and alluring smile of the Apsara

The irritation of the farmer's wife at the village toddy seller

The exuberance of a couple in love

The playfulness of a Chinese origin dragon

The slinky seductiveness of a snake

The delicate tip-toedness of a peacock

The self-assuredness of three potential suitors

The valour of a Khmer warrior in the making

The spirit of dancing open-heartedly no matter what the occasion ...

Cambodia is truly the land of expressions, the land where a smile can cut right through the self-constructed tower of Babel that the foreign traveller brings along.


  1. Namaskaram SGK, I need you to do me a favor. Please mail me your detailed itinerary of Cambodia. Reading all these makes me want to go there. So I can reuse your route map. ... Please and thanks!!

  2. very nice post and thanks for sharing this.

  3. @ Ranjister - Will be putting up a post on 'where, how and what' in Siem Reap real soon. Been getting a lot of itinerary requests. Expect it by the end of next week. :)

    @ Pratibha - Thank you for taking the time to go through it and comment :)

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  5. Sure.... Thanks.... feel free to make it as detailed as possible..... :) Reall posts in btw All 6/6 (Till now)!

  6. There's such beauty in the way you use words it... and the pics are grt too!