Cambodia – Preah Khan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Preah Khan (Khmer: ប្រាសាទព្រះខ័ន; “Royal Sword”) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII. It is located northeast of Angkor Thom and just west of the Jayatataka baray, with which it was associated. It was the centre of a substantial organisation, with almost … Continue reading Cambodia – Preah Khan


Cambodia – Siem Reap – Day Tour – Baphuon Temple

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Baphuon (Khmer: ប្រាសាទបាពួន) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia. It is located in Angkor Thom, northwest of the Bayon. Built in the mid-11th century, it is a three-tiered temple mountain built as the state temple of Udayadityavarman II dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. It is the archetype of … Continue reading Cambodia – Siem Reap – Day Tour – Baphuon Temple

Hariharalaya Yoga and Meditation Retreat Center in Siem Reap, Cambodia


The calm and peace that is Hariharalaya.

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A retreat. That sounded like just the thing I needed. The funny thing is, I’ve heard of many retreat centers scattered around Southeast Asia (and even Malaysia) that are frequented by foreigners, but seldom do I hear many Asians going off to ‘find themselves’. It is a pretty uncommon sort of holiday for us. So when my friend Abby couldn’t stop going on about a retreat that she recently went to — how it had changed her, how different it was; I decided to check it out.

The Hariharalaya Retreat was just the thing I needed. Six days of being still in one place. Six days among people I do not know. Six days of healthy living. Six days to clear my head and rediscover ‘me’. It sounded wonderful.

I was already planning a quick trip to Siem Reap with a buddy of mine for a couple of days…

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Popular Residence Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia (Review)

My room!

Popular Residence Hotel

She Walks the World

From the bustling Siem Reap town center, my tuk-tuk (a tuk-tuk is a popular local transport that resembles an auto-rickshaw, where the motorcycle pulls a trailer) drove across the river to the quieter side of the city. The noise slowly died away, and the view of congested shops and buildings changed to a rural peaceful setting. Amidst the lush greenery that line the dusty roads stands the Popular Residence Hotel, my ‘home’ in Cambodia while exploring the lovely town of Siem Reap and its ancient temples.

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The Popular Residence Hotel is located in the Sala Kamreuk district of Siem Reap, a town located in northwestern Cambodia that is famous for being the gateway to the majestic ruins of Angkor. Away from the hustle and bustle of the Siem Reap town center, the hotel offers a little peace and quiet, with a backdrop of green fields…

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Siem Reap: Angkor Exploration



Minh on the move

What firstly pops up in your mind when you think of Cambodia? Angkor Wat? This internationally famous temple complex is always at the top of every Cambodian travel guideline. However, it was not my first pick when I planned my trip to this country since I considered between beaches and temples. I really wanted to see Cambodian beaches but a friend of mine just warned me about the rainy season (my trip was in August which is the time of rain in Cambodia), so I decided to go to Siem Reap and visited the temples at the end.

After 1 week volunteering in CPOC, I said goodbye to the kids and other volunteers to head up north to the city of the World Wonders, Siem Reap.With $5 bus ticket, which is really cheap, I was packed on a rather old bus with locals and goods. Out of my expectation, I…

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