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A Sea of Monks

Today we spent our last day at Angkor Wat at... Angkor Wat!

We were supposed to leave at 5am again but we woke up to a nice storm that had knocked out the city's power and flooded our guesthouse's courtyard! It was no day for a sunrise capture. We left around 5:30 and were pretty much alone walking through the huge temple. While we were disappointed by the complete lack of monks hanging around the temple we were surprised to watch around 700 of them accepting alms outside of Angkor Wat later on in the morning. Our tuk tuk driver tried to explain why but we still aren't sure! We do know that there was a holiday yesterday and it was a continuation of that! Pretty amazing sight though!

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Taken on May 18, 2011