4/40.- Angkor Wat, carving


One of the most amazing things about Angkor are the beautiful and intricate carvings, which have survived surprisingly well over the last 1000 years! (I suppose it helps to be surrounded by jungle, not urban pollution.) It's useful to have a guide to point out some of the best carvings and explain the meanings. It costs about $25 a day to hire a guide, and the guides are all government trained and certified. (You can recognize them by their matching shirts with the official patch on the sleeve!) According to my guide, they have to go to school for two years to be certified.

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