the main temple
the monks before the blessing
the flowers after the blessing
tourist after blessing!
beautiful murals along the walls
the young monks get to clean up after the blessing
this young monk was 14 and visiting from Phonm Penh, he was very shy but happy to ask out guides questions
main temple from the back
it was washing day when we were there
a priest lived here, one room, communal bathroom down the back somewhere and he ate with the monks and nuns
this was where the wealthy nuns lived
and this was where the poor nuns lived
the nuns cook the food and serve it for everyone
and they eat in here
as we were leaving the monks came for lunch, some nuns were waiting further down the path to dish up their food
they were walking sedately almost like they were meditating as they walked
no one talked
this statue was near the front gate.
We were bused from here to the village of Kampong Tralach where we got an ox cart ride back to the boat. Not the most comfortable ride, nearly lost hubby a couple of times as he slid forward!!
ready for the off!!
the ox next to us
ambling down the road
past the local village and school
and back to the boat.
In the evening we had La Marguerite's Got Talent...a show from some of the crew and passengers which was great fun.