This gave us a nice break from the busy city of Phnom Penh, and a spot to cool down after a hot day in the countryside.
The much less visited ruins of Sambor Prei Kuk are just a tuk tuk ride away from Kampong Thom.
|Our ride awaits.|
|Our guide followed our tuk tuk for miles to the ruins, hoping to exchange his knowledge for our dollars. He spoke English and had been trained by a German-based archaeology program.|
|Looking up a tower into the sunlight|
We were fascinated by these contraptions (single cylinder engine) that could haul tons of stuff.
Rice is harvested and raked out in the farmer's yard to dry.
|Supervising the raking of the rice|
|Raking the rice|
There are other things to see in the area. One is a silk farm where they grow a few silk worms (although most silk comes from China) and train women to weave the silk, a skill they can take with them to make a living in a larger production facility.
|The silk worms start out as a green larva|