Banteay Chhmar - Cambodia
Banteay Chhmar Temple and its nine satellite temples form one the great temple complexes from the Angkorian era. The temple was constructed by King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century. The temple complex is one of the largest from the Angkorian era and is one of only two sites outside of the Bayon Temple @Angkor bearing the enigmatic Bayon-style face towers.
I had taken a shared car from Along Veng to Samroang and a moto taxi to Banteay Chhmar, on roads running parallel to the Thai border. Little in the way of traffic, cool early morning air as I searched out Off the Beaten Track, Cambodia.
I stayed in Community Based Tourism (CBT) homestay project with a cool family for a couple of nights. I ate at the market. Usual fare, rice with a mixture of vegetables and chewy meat, followed by a couple of beers at a bar, which was little more than a table and chairs with a coolie bin with ice and cans of Angkor on the side of the road.