Discovering ‘Sahasralinga’ in the Land of the Khmer


It’s been almost five months since we left Siem Reap but we cannot stop reminiscing our moments with the Khmer Empire. While our memories of the unforgettable Angkor Wat and the magnificent Angkor Thom still remain fresh, we can’t help but go back to the time we set foot on the North-Western hills of Phnom Kulen to reach Kbal Spean.

Literally translated to ‘Headwater Bridge’, Kbal Spean was carved our during the reign of King Udayadityavarman II, possibly between the 11th and 12th centuries. Dedicated to the Trimurtis: Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma, this Bapuon-style group of sculptures is definitely one-of-a-kind. Continue reading


Our Odyssey to Kambuja Desa: a beeline to glorious past of the Khmer


Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

After much deliberation, we zeroed in on Cambodia about 8 months ago when we were going to travel to Singapore for a wedding. It felt like an opportunity fell right onto your lap; now who wouldn’t take advantage of such a situation!

The next argument crept in – do we do Siem Reap and/ or Phnom Penh? I wanted to do both but Bhargav was of course hell bent on focusing on Siem Reap. He finally came up with a solution: we combine Phnom Penh with our trip to Vietnam and/or Laos. I simply couldn’t say no to travel. I would be a fool to say no to more travel now, wouldn’t I? 🙂 All that I can say is that I am so glad we focused just on Siem Reap and you’ll know why soon. Continue reading