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Amongst the temples found in Angkor, Bantaey Srei stands out in its relatively small size while bearing extremely fine sandstone relief carvings that protrudes out in 3D. It is located about 20 km north of Angkor and almost at the foot of the Kulen Mountains.

In the temple, pediments and lintels are found to depict whole scenes of Hindu mythological stories. The image here shows Narasimha clawing Hiranyakasipu. Narasimha literally translates from Sanskrit as 'Man-lion', which is an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu.

'You want rice?'

Interesting to note that there were so many types of rice sold here: Jasmine rice, Saravanan rice, Neang Khun rice, Sticky rice, Phkar Khaguey rice and other kinds of rice!

This young chap looked pretty laid back as he waited for customers to come and buy his rice. Taken at the Old Market of Siem Reap, this area is where the locals come to buy their food ingredients, raw meat, vegetables and other household stuff. They can even vamped up at the several hair saloons and manicure shops found inside the market building.

"I'm bored! Where are my customers!"

Certainly, that's how the lady fish seller looks like in the photograph. This was taken at the wet market section of Siem Reap's Old Market, called Psar Chas in the local language. This place is a huge hub of sellers and buyers. Fresh food, dried food, meat, fish, vegetables, fruits along with non-food products like hardware, clothes, bags, shoes and even jewelry are sold here.

Meandering through the various stalls was an experience in itself. The sights, sounds and smells assaults you from every direction. A photographer's haven.

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Hello... I Am Josh

A Travel Writer & Photographer from South East Asia

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Josh For some, it's shopping therapy. Others, movie therapy. Yet more, reading therapy. For me, it's writing therapy.
Why writing? When I travel, I enjoy first-hand the experience like in shopping therapy. But when I write about my travels, I live vicariously the experience again, as if like a movie sequel (or more like GroundHog Day, except that this is fun!). Yes, writing evokes the memories, the fun and the not-so-fun but all-in-all it gives the satisfaction of reliving the sense of place once more.
With images, it enhances the experience down one's travel memory lane. With this in mind, I hope to share my travel stories in words and images with you. For your escape therapy! More...

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