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A sketch of La Residence d'Angkor bu Candace Rose Rardon.

The art of discovery in Siem Reap

A guest post by Candace Rose Rardon. In 1860, French explorer Henri Mouhot stumbled across what is now known as the largest religious monument in the world: Angkor Wat. Originally constructed in the 12th century, for years the temple complex lay largely off the radar of the Western world, but Mouhot brought his discovery to […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Angkor

Faces. Bayon Temple, Angkor, Cambodia. Read the accompanying post: The Wonders of Angkor Wat

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The wonders of Angkor Wat

The wonders of Angkor Wat (a page from my Travel Journal) I’ve just spent five fantastic days exploring the stunning temples at Angkor Wat together with my friends Allan and Nigel. We flew to Siem Reap on Air Asia from Kuala Lumpur (about a two hour flight) and we stayed at a beautiful hotel, Bopha Angkor. The […]

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velvet escape’s ‘Stayed There’ feature: Bopha Angkor

Bopha Angkor is a gorgeous hotel in Siem Reap, a small town in Cambodia that is the perfect base to explore the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat. The hotel is in a quiet part of town yet it is only a few minutes’ walk away from the main attractions such as the Old Market, Pub […]

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