Woke up before the rooster crows, or the crickets chirp to welcome the day. We traveled to greet the sun over the top of the lost temples. While waiting on the sun we spoke to those old and young, tall and short with hundreds of languages being spoken. The sounds of laughter and the sighs of being up too early rang throughout, and there were times where humanity disappointed me from the push and a shove to get that perfect shot. Seemingly reminding you of the rather more violent barrels that were fought to defend or concur the temple we all so aggressively want to get a shot of. The fish jump and play creating ripples along the mirror pond and seem to live as is the world is at peace. As the sun rose and the pictures were taken, we all dispersed and set off on our own journey.
As we went along through the first temple you could sense the bustle that once was along the grounds and the struggles/drama that would have played out. Think back to your favorite historical movie, book, or TV show and picture yourself walking those grounds thousands of years later. From temple to temple we went and jaw dropping scene one after another. We were impressed by the intricate detail and story telling they left for us to see with each chip of their carve. It put us in the movies we grew up with like Indiana Jones and others that are more recent that include the history and drama that may have unfolded on theses very grounds. We learned of temples that were built to honor one God and later changed to another, a temple that was built to have the happy face of Buda facing all the cardinal directions, and one that was built to honor a kings mother.
Tired toes and sore backs from trekking across the ancient ruins, we found a "Happy Loo" (clean toilet). We then headed back to the inn for a quick splash and out to explore. We got crazy and decided to let the fish take a nibble on the toes before settling down for some tucker.