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Cambodian tourism got a major push after Tomb Raider movie was shot at Ta Prohm. I’m sure many of you will be familiar with these pictures.

Apart from Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and Bayon are the most visited temples in Siem Reap. I was very impressed with Ta Prohm, the sight is really unique.

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Click here for more pics of Ta Prohm and other magnificent temples of Cambodia.

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I don’t think B&W pics require any explanation but I was able to capture some of the most desired shots/moments in B&W.

Here is the reminiscence of my most favorites that require few words:

Though I took quite a while taking few shots but the expression remained same

Though I took quite a while taking few shots but the expression remained same

There were few musicians playing but this gentleman was totally immersed in the joy of Music

There were few musicians playing but this gentleman was totally immersed in the joy of Music

Favorite pic of mine

Favorite pic of mine

Love the Expression of Amazement that lasted less than a second

Love the Expression of Amazement that lasted less than a second

A young father with his little one in mid day heat

A young father with his little one in mid day heat

After a while, the little one convinces his father to carry him on his back

After a while, the little one convinces his father to carry him on his back

 

Click here for more B&W pics of Angkor Wat.

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I did lot of research before deciding on this landmark. I had a good feeling about it and I wanted to experience it alone. There are some things in life that are best when experienced alone.

Why?

We run into limitations when out with the family but going solo allows us to be adventurous and be in meditative and reflective mood. Plus, architecture and history is not something that a two year old would appreciate.

Thanks to Brinda, I got the permission to venture out alone. 🙂

The place is about 1-2 hours from Bangkok and is not on tourist map. It is best to get there early in the morning so that you have the whole day to yourself.

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Last I saw orchids growing in the wild was in Hawaii. Of course, we see many varieties indoors but there is something fascinating about these plants growing in their natural habitat.

I again got a chance to observe these in Muang Boran, Thailand. It seemed like all the varieties loved tropical climate. I took my time relishing the sight and taking pictures as the park had very few visitors.

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Our apartment building had a nice rooftop pool overlooking the surrounding bungalows and gardens. The sweet singing of Asian Koel Bird among mango and other tropical trees such as Tamarind, Banyan and Coconut resembled India.

The pool area was deserted most of the times, offering privacy and peace. It was a perfect setting for Haripriya’s first swimming lesson. 🙂

 

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There is a practical reason as well to have such amenities on the rooftop. It saves space as the land is expensive in city areas.

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There’s something unique about Black and White photography. No doubt, I love the colors but sometimes B&W captures the moment more effectively. It feels like you don’t need any words to describe, just the photograph itself is enough.

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