After walking down the street, we were able to visit the town’s monastery. It is amazing to think in a town full of poverty, such a beautiful monastery could exist. Many people from all over the town pull together their little wealth and time to create these beautiful places.

The artwork on the walls and ceilings of this monastery is very similar to others, and tells stories of the Buddha.

A couple little locals from the street followed us there and had a great time pulling on my backpack and giggling. I learned that they really like high fives and posing for the camera!

Also, behind the monastery was yet another small temple built by the same king that had built Angkor Wat. We got to climb around and explore for about 15 minutes. I really liked their “Danger!” sign.

Pete Marcano @marcano