As the new Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander hit theaters this month, I figure it’s timely to feature the 2001 iconic film location where Angelina Jolie’s Hollywood star status put it on the map: Angkor Wat.
Don’t wanna give too much away as you’ll see more of this Unesco World Heritage Site in Cambodia from today’s episode.
Don’t you think film locations are a great way of learning more about a certain place, country or culture? In fact, this inspired one of my fave posts: Game Of Thrones featuring Iceland film locations.
While I know Siem Reap province is continuously evolving as a popular tourist destination since my visit in May 2015,
today’s episode is also a great way to see how far the province has come.
Angkor Wat as you’ll discover, is more than just a temple complex. I find that it’s more like a sanctuary for trees, whcich are all so poetically majestic.
If my memory serves me right, this trip gave birth to my love for nature and finding ways to help preserve it.
One thing I hope you take away from today’s episode is the idea that spiritual experiences are solely found in ancient temples like Angkor Wat.
Surrounding yourself in nature is the most basic, natural and attainable forms of a spiritual experience.
“In every walk with nature, one receives mores than he seeks.”
~ John Muir
When it comes to so-called Bucketlist destinations, realize that nature is just as important as a structure you pay an entrance ticket to.
Once you truly let that sink in, the “packaged” experience extends itself in greater ways than you can ever imagine.
Who’s been to Angkor Wat recently? Would love to hear about your experience!
Love & light,