Created October 28, 2006. Revised November 9, 2007; May 19, 2013; and March 22, 2017.
Copyright 1998-2017 by John W. Allen.

Exotic Forays Presents


Aranyaprathet/Pophet=Thai/Cambodian Border

Welcome to Exotic Forays excursion to Siem Reap, Kampuja (Kampuchea), formerly known as Siem Riep, Cambodia. Home of the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, Angkor Bayon, Angkor Thom and many others. These images are compiled from our road trip from Aranyapraphet/Pophet at the Thai Cambodian border to the modern city of Siem Riep, wherein lies the ancient temples of Shiva and Lord Buddha. The temples at the Gates of Dawn. They are nothing less then awesome and once you have viewed their majesty and archaic splendor as I have, then you too will never feel the same again. Just to stand in their presence is an honor and an achievement which all should undertake at least once in their lifetime. The site reports that the original three pages of this segment of the site have been repaired and reduced to one long page. The pages were lost in August of 2007 when the site went down. So let the Journey began.
So sally forth and enjoy.
Best regards,
John W. Allen

"A pass is required to enter the Angkor Compound in Cambodia"

"Back entrance to Angkor Wat Temple Grounds"

Welcome back to Cambodia. After the tour was over I went back to Bangkok for a day and then headed back down south to Koh Samui for a second hunt for mushrooms. I was lucky but it was getting drier on the island. After another five days of slim pickings, I decided to head back again to Cambodia for a fourth visit to hunt for shrooms. By the time I had arrived they had already come up and I found the last of the primary seasons final flush of the shrooms. Below are those images, including the Cambodia children and Monk who helped me collect specimens for spore making.

"The Bas Reliefs of Angkor Wat"

"The entrance to Ta Proehm: Home of Lara Croft Tomb Raider
with Entrepid myconauts, Mike Acevedo and Travis Canaday"

"Some fresh specimens of Chlorophyllum molybdites (green Gills) near Angkor Wat"

"Here you can see the repaired right side of the walk way. Today, this walk way is now compleately restored"

"Again a view of the back entrance into Angkor Wat"

"Cambodian shroom helpers"

"Cambodian traditional dancers and singers in a gateway to the temple at Angkor Wat"

Bluing in the species and a small collection of Copelandia cyanescens from Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

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