Smiling Buddhas in Bayon Temple

Snapshots: Where Tons of Buddhas Smile

The Bayon Temple, home of the smiling Buddhas, was the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century, it stands at the center of Jayavarman’s capital, Angkor Thom. See … Read More

Ta Prohm Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Snapshots: Tomb Raider, You Say?

No, it’s called Ta Prohm Temple, one of Angkor’s most popular temples with visitors. Fun Facts: Ta Prohm Temple was built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries as a Buddhist monastery and university in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The … Read More

Angkor Wat Temple

Snapshots at the Angkor Wat Temple

Here are some snapshots of the world-renowned Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Fun Facts: It is listed as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. It was first a Hindu temple built on the 12th century, then subsequently converted … Read More

The Boardwalk at Cloud 9

The Iconic Boardwalk at Cloud 9

Last February, I set out on a surfing adventure of epic proportion. Equipped only with a compact Canon S100 and an iPhone5s, here’s my take on the iconic landmark called The Boardwalk at Cloud 9 in Siargao.

Cambodian Smile

Cambodian Smile

One thing I like about the locals in Siem Reap is that despite their daily struggle to make a living, they still find time to smile. I guess the positive vibe and optimism of the locals have endeared them the … Read More