Photo Diary: Siem Reap


Hello, I decided to make a section called Photo Diary. Basically the content is pictures with a little story behind it. It is all about my experience, my thought, and it’s more personal. I’ve been writing articles more about the destination itself, like information about where to go, how to get there, all those stuffs, so when it comes to photo diary, I’m able to share whatever on my mind and how I feel.

It’s not my first time in Siem Reap. I was here back in 2012, admiring the greatest heritage site of Cambodia, Angkor Wat. I had fell in love with this city, leaving me a good memories during my previous trip. I had a short three days break with my boyfriend and I suggested him, let’s go to Siem Reap!

Unlike many other people who started the tour early morning to hunt the breath-taking sunrise view over the temple, we just started to move like around noon, 12 p.m due to a hungover caused by a pizza! The good news is, I could still capture some wonderful pictures. The bad news is, I was roasted under the unbearable ultraviolet from the sun which turned down my mood to do anything.

Beautiful gate it was, that’s what I thought when I saw the Bayon’s Gate. This photo was taken right before we actually cycled to wrong direction and got lost. Sounds like a fun exploration, huh? But it’s not cool at all, cycled more than 10 kms nowhere when your butt was numb. Literally a pain in the ass.

I’m a big fan of sculpture and carving especially related to art and culture. I spotted this on the wall of the ruins at the temple, beautifully executed by the ancestors, wow.

We spared our time watching Apsara Dance in Temple Bar, down the pub street. All we need was buying food and drink, so we had french fries and beers for us. It’s no longer a secret, you can have 50 cents beers on pub street. To be honest, I was mesmerized by the way they danced, soft and unique.

 We ordered a $7 medium-sized chicken and mushroom pizza. The taste could be better if there was no “extra” topping on it. The bitterness of “ganja” and the savory cheese and onion didn’t really match . I wondered how it would react to my body as I never really smoke it, and now I’m eating it! The next day, I felt terribly awful and had a difficult moment just to get off from my bed!

Just a random souvenirs shot from the night market, I found these colorful dolls (they’re cute, right?) with tons of stuffs that could overrun my bag. In fact, I’m not a shopper.


Finally, a selfie of me, now with my face. This is probably one out of dozens photo which is proper enough to be posted on my blog, instagram, facebook (I’m suck at posing). We accidentally found a charming place for our lunch. The restaurant was next to a small pond with Buddha statue in the middle. Turns out the fishes loves the dirt on my skin. I put my feet into the water and they were all tickling my feet. The name of this place is Blossoming Romdoul Lodge, found it on Mr. Google 😉


Traveled in 19-21 September 2015


19 responses to “Photo Diary: Siem Reap”

  1. Susan Goh Avatar

    pel, yang foto ama yayanknya di post juga dong 😛 masa cuman kecil begitu di foto pertamanya 😛 hahahaha

  2. Nisha Avatar

    Loved the pictures & short descriptions. They say pictures say a lot more than the words. 🙂

    Loved your selfie. 🙂

  3. Adlien Coolz Avatar

    kereeenn banget semoga suatu saat bisa kesana juga. 😀

  4. Velysia Zhang Avatar

    Hahha malu ah..Gak ada yang bagus :p

  5. Velysia Zhang Avatar

    Agree with you, thanks!

  6. Nadia Natalia Avatar
    Nadia Natalia

    Helloo.. Thank you for visiting my blog. You have a great blog as well. Salam kenal juga ya 😀

  7. Avatar

    Pengen banget ke Siem Reap, dan belum kesampaian sampai sekarang. Btw, beneran itu pizza nya ditambahin ganja?

  8. Velysia Zhang Avatar

    Yes it is, thanks alot!

  9. Velysia Zhang Avatar

    Makasih udah mampir hehe

  10. Velysia Zhang Avatar

    Semoga cepat kesampaian, amin. Iyee ditambahin ganja haha.

  11. Cumilebay MazToro Avatar

    Masih panas dan berdebu ngak sech ????

  12. Velysia Zhang Avatar

    Debu sih enggak terlalu, tapi panasnya yang parah banget haha. Gerah, malam2 keluar bentar cari makan balik kamar harus mandi lagi.

  13. Obat Tradisional TBC Avatar
    Obat Tradisional TBC

    Indahnya, jadi penasaran pengen liburan ke Angkor Wat juga >,<

  14. Vu Chau Tuan Anh Gin Avatar

    nice trip, hope i could be there soon

  15. Wida Zee Avatar

    Ini nih yang suka dari seorang travel blogger suka ngeshare kota, negara dan keindahan alam lainnya (y)

  16. Velysia Zhang Avatar

    Bring your girlfriend? 😛

  17. Velysia Zhang Avatar

    Thanks for your comment! 🙂

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