Still Thursday, December 27, 2012
The ox carts were our transportation to a paved road and motorcoaches. The buses took us to Udong, an early capital of Cambodia where many of the royalty are buried. We did not go to see the temple of the Buddha relic, but instead went to the Vipassana Dhura Buddhist Meditation Center for a blessing from the monks.
The main sanctuary of the monastery:
The Buddha in the sanctuary was halo'ed by LED lighting:
of the monk Sam Bunthoeun:
(Kã´h Chen?) near Preak Kdam:
Pressing sheets of copper:
The walk through the village brought us to the shore of the Tonle Sap where we boarded the RV Indochina to continue down the river back to Phnom Penh.
Along the way we noticed these structures in the water:
The banks of the river are pretty well inhabited along this stretch:
Next, Phnom Penh 1 Walking Tour: