Monks in Cambodia

by John Einar Sandvand on February 2, 2009

As I am preparing for my trip to Cambodia, I have looked through photos from previous travels.  For me, the monks in their yellow and orange robes symbolize much of the positive things in the culture.

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After walking for hours through the dusty streets of Phnom Penh rest can be found in Wat Sarawan or other of the small temples in the capital.

I enjoy walking in the backstreets of the temples with my camera, especially in the hour when the sun is about to set over the city.  It is quiet at that time. The monks are resting, reading or taking care of their household tasks. I always find them friendly and welcoming. Often we will chat about our lives. During my last visit in June 2008 I ended up as English teacher for some of the young monks at Wat Sarawan. Great fun it was – and interesting to hear about their thoughts about life in modern Cambodia.

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