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Re: Sept. 20, 2016: Angkor Thom, Cambodia

DrFumblefinger ·
An amazing destination!
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #40

Mac ·
Ah but then it would have to be in one of the 2 countries mentioned by Jonathan L - n'est pas, mon ami? (sorry, my Hercule Poirot mode.... :-) ). Looks a bit like this roof in my pic attached - might I be close? Might Wat Pho describe it adequately?
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #40

DrFumblefinger ·
Mac and Andre Pur, you guys are just too smart. Puzzle solved! This is indeed Wat Pho, the temple of the giant reclining Buddha in Bangkok. We'll have a full discussion of this along with a new puzzle posted Saturday morning.
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Re: Angkor Temple Sights, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Travel Rob ·
Great photos! Always fascinating to me how trees find a way to grow and make space for themselves.
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

PHeymont ·
Incredible!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

DrFumblefinger ·
It's an amazing place, Mac. I've visited it four times and would go back the next time as well. Your photos do it great justice. They only thing they don't capture is the heat and humidity!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Travel Rob ·
I've looked at your photos 10 separate times already and each time I look I'm more amazed!What a sight!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Mac ·
Well thank you, esteemed Gurus! It is just SO photogenic and almost surreal in its beauty and exotic creatures. A continual "trip" to experience. And how do you ever truly capture the "essence" of the temple.... Just keep trying I guess....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 22, 2015: Angkor Wat

Grand Escapades ·
    Angkor Wat, built by the Khmer King Survavarman II in the early 12th century, is the largest religious monument in the world, and definitely one of the most stunning. So why is Angkor Wat so much more famous than all the other splendid...
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Don't kick the bell!

DrFumblefinger ·
A tourist is in big trouble with the Thai government.  The police are looking for a man, presumed to be Chinese, who was caught on videotape kicking bells at the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple in Chiang Mai.  The 14th century Buddhist...
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June 25, 2017: Cambodia - Angkor Temples from Above

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades shares some evocative aerial images of the Angkor temples in Cambodia.
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Angkor limits sunset tourists on temple

PHeymont ·
Sunset over the ancient temples is a popular draw at the Angkor temples, but there are other places to view it from.
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March Madness for travel sites

PHeymont ·
For sports fans who have run out of competition to obsess over, a British newspaper has provided a perhaps unintentionally hilarious competition.
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Why travel to the city of Pattaya?

M. Hamad (Guest) ·
Some tips on visiting the beautiful city of Pattaya in Thailand (sponsored content)
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Around the World in 118 Acres

PHeymont ·
In China, a miniature of the world, with 130 famous sights on 118 acres, including a one-third scale Eiffel Tower.
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Top 25 landmarks...how many have you seen?

PHeymont ·
Not on the list...      Photo: Tysto / Wikimedia   TripAdvisor's released its Top 25 Travelers' Choice landmark list again, and the first thing that stands out is that 8 of the top 10 are religious structures or importance. The...
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Pizza twirling on list for 'intangible heritages'

PHeymont ·
As a UNESCO committee meets, candidates from Italy, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and more seek spots on the heritage lists.
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Walking Through Angkor Wat Temples from Home

PortMoresby ·
As part of its ongoing project to allow Street View users to see the world's great places, the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia is now available.  Read more about it here .  Then take the tour .
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Angkor Temple Sights, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Mac ·
We travelers are very familiar with all of the great travel sights around the world and certainly the magnificent Angkor Wat temple is amongst the very best known. However, perhaps less appreciated is that this much photographed and visited Angkor Wat...
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Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Mac ·
Amongst the most magnificent sights in Bangkok is the Wat Phra Kaew temple, or the Temple of the Jade Buddha. It is a riot of gilded and colourful figures in a very concentrated area within the grounds of the King's Grand Palace in Bangkok. It is...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 23, 2014: The sleeping cat, Angkor Temples, Cambodia

Mac ·
We were walking through the endless rooms, spaces and galleries of the temples in the huge Angkor Wat temple complex and came across this cat, sleeping in the pleasant sunshine and dappled shadow of a blind window - oblivious of all of the...
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Wat Pho, Bangkok Thailand. Where Gumbo Was #40

DrFumblefinger ·
The TG audience has become very proficient at solving our travel puzzles!  Kudos to Mac (with contributions from Jonathan L and Andre P) for nailing it!     TravelGumbo has featured this temple complex before.  DrY presented a...
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Kies met zorg je villa of vakantiewoning om echt te genieten op vakantie

Paul Thomas ·
Mensen kiezenmeestal één vakantiewoning en verblijven er gans het vakantieverloop. Verhuizen van de ene naar de andere met bagage is meestal duur en je verliest er kostbare vakantietijd aan. Daarom is het belangrijk om de juiste vakantiewoning met zwembad te selecteren. Na uren van zoeken naar de juiste villa en het napluizen wat ze aan te bieden hebben, verfijn je de lijst met hetgene dat voor u het belangrijkste is. Iedereen heeft andere verlangens wanneer ze op zoek zijn naar de juiste...
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Sept. 20, 2016: Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Marilyn Jones ·
Join Marilyn Jones for part 2 of her series of visits to the beautiful ancient temples of Cambodia.
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Oct. 4, 2016: Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones visits a scene of great beauty and history, but one that will also be familiar to fans of Indiana Jones and Lara Croft, Tomb Raider.
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Oct. 18, 2016: Banteay Srei, Cambodia

Marilyn Jones ·
In the final post of a series, Marilyn Jones visits the Citadel of Women, in a 10th-century complex that was originally Hindu.
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Sept. 6, 2016: Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Marilyn Jones ·
Sunrise is an hour away as I make my way along the wide pathway to Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world located just north of Siem Reap. I am joined by 15 other Exodus Travels tourists and our guide Vanney. On the edge of a reflecting pool hundreds of other visitors jockey for position to get the best photo of the sun rising over the temple. Angkor Wat was built in the first half of the 12 th century. Estimated construction time is 30 years. Built by King Suryavarman II...
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Angkor Wat: No Nudes is Good News

PHeymont ·
At Cambodia's famous temple complex, a new set of rules to deal with recent misbehavior and dress code issues.
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A Complete Guide For The Visitors Planning To Visit Thailand

soniyak ·
Thailand is a country which has almost everything for everyone, and this is why millions of tourists every day, visit to enjoy and explore Thailand but, many things remain unexplored. So here is a full guide for Thailand. About Thailand Thailand Climate If you’re planning to visit Northern Thailand, then do not visit there in March-April when farmers burn their crops. The Hot season is known as the burning season, and the air becomes really unpleasant, and it makes tourist vacation terrible.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 25, 2014: Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

Dr.Y ·
   Wat Pho is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha statue in Bangkok, adjoining the Grand Palace in Phra Nakhon district.  This statue generally is thought to represent the dying Buddha, about to attain Nirvana.  The Wat Pho...
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Angor Wat posts new "Decency" Rules

DrFumblefinger ·
  After several incidents involving tourist streaking and nudity (resulting in jailing of some of the perpetrators), Angkor Wat has introduced new code of conduct laws which it hopes will bring misbehaving visitors into line with its...
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Google takes a 'Street View' of Machu Picchu

PHeymont ·
Google's roving cameras take Street View to Machu Picchu—where there are no streets!
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Re: Sept. 6, 2016: Angkor Wat, Cambodia

DrFumblefinger ·
Gorgeous photography, Marilyn! What a spectacular destination. This one's on my short lists -- to be seen in the next few years. Thanks for sharing these.
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Re: Angkor Wat: No Nudes is Good News

GarryRF ·
Hi Paul. A fellow New Yorker has been in Hull, UK yesterday. Getting 3,200 people to paint themselves blue and pose naked in the name of Art. Have a word with him when he gets home. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-36754146
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Top Five Unique Things To Do in Phuket

Carol W (Guest) ·
Phuket is a fabulous destination. Here are some of the top things you can do when you visit (sponsored content)
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Sept. 29, 2020: The Many Contrasts of Bangkok

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones offers advice for getting a feel for Bangkok's incredible variety: a tour in a long-tail boat.
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Are You Fond Of Natural Sceneries? Check Out These Serene Places

Monica A (Guest) ·
Most travelers know that natural scenery is good for us. Monica offers some suggestions for you (sponsored content)
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Stunning Temple in Cambodia

Judy Barford ·
In Cambodia's Khmer temple city, Judy discovered an eye-catching monument of considerable size.
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Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

Judy Barford ·
These ruins are what remain of a once magnificent temple in the jungles of Cambodia, but they still get plenty of attention today.
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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Judy Barford ·
Judy Barford shares pictures of one of the world's greatest religious monuments.
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Bangkok’s Palaces and Temples

Barry Barford ·
One of the most vibrant and dynamic cities in South-East Asia, Bangkok assaults the senses with colour, noise and aromas.
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Top Sites to Visit in Egypt While Going for an Egypt Nile Cruise

Paul (Guest) ·
Paul shares some of the best sites to see when visiting Egypt (sponsored content)
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