Intricacy

The delicacy and detail in the Banteay Srey carvings is phenomenal. This appears to be a holy man. The leaves, which are fingernail sized, on the branches around his head include leaf veins. Fine detail can be seen in much of this photo including texture in the beard. This was completed in the 10th century so…

The VIP Tour

The furthest we ventured from our hotel was to Banteay Srey about 22 miles (37km) from our hotel. By tuk tuk that translates into an hour. This temple is built from a reddish sandstone and was built for the Hindu god Shiva. We went to Banteay Srey directly from the Angkor Wat sunrise so reached before many…

Pink Pink

Jaipur seemed to have the most vivid saris. Perhaps it’s because Jaipur is a desert area of mostly muted colors and the people need vivid colors for mental balance. This woman was walking away from a sacred Hindu place of worship near the Chand Baori step well. I love the shock of pink against the stones.