1.02.2011

Kingdom of Cambodia

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Banteay Srei is a beautiful 10th-century Hindu Temple built largely of a red sandstone with magnificent intricate carvings like wood. Banteay Srei which means Citadel of Women or Citadel of Beauty is probably related to the intricacy of the carvings surrounding the structures. It is said that the reliefs on this temple are so delicate that they could only have been carved by the hand of a woman.

Tons of beautiful set of photos you'll see ahead, so enjoy!

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Ta Prohm Temple, built in the mid-12th century is the undisputed capital of the Kingdom of the Trees'. Stones enveloped with moss and gigantic roots snakes through the ruins make it ethereal in aspect and conjures up a romantic aura. No wonder the haunted charm of the place captured the attention of many most especially Miss Angelina Jolie.

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Angkor Wat, means City Temple, is the world's largest religious building and has become a symbol of Cambodia. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs and for the numerous guardians spirits adorning its walls.

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Oh, I also gained a lot of new friends! Amazing draping skills and mix of bold colors. I love how my outfits blended as always. Kingdom of Cambodia is so inspiring in so many ways.






The floating villages of Chong Khneas are rich with life and overflowing with culture. With more than 5,000 residents living along the waterway, this is by far the best way to get an up close and experience the beauty of local Khmers and Vietnamese. Kingdom of Cambodia is truly a remarkable place to explore!

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Layering in a thrifted long dress (under), sister's woven tribal skirt (over), Topshop ballet flats, LV bag, mom's vintage Fendi shades, sister's very old chain body bag, mom's silver bib necklace from Tibet and twisted coral and gold necklaces I keep stealing from her since I was in 5th grade. I'm really digging the craftsmanship of the coral.

40 comments:

toxic disco boy said...

omg. very inspiring ang drapings ng mga monks!!!!!!!!!!! taray. i like.

^^ im super inggit. i wanna go to cambodia roo.

Stilettostetico said...

This kind of frame will never cease to mesmerize me, especially through this beyond comparison cocktail of Majesty and Virtuosity . . .
ps: I warmly wish you All The Best for 2011 too Dear Noelle !!!

à Bientôt, Antoine

Miss Donata said...

i am in love with cambodia even if ive never been but one day!!! love all your photos!!!

missdonata.blogspot.com

Reese Milania said...

amazing pics doll!!! thanks for sharing it with us and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Stay pretty and fab!!!

janettaylor said...

OMG! What a beautiful place. Lucky lucky U!

Happy New Year, btw!

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SabinePsynopsis said...

This is so beautiful. How lucky your are to have visited these amazing places.
Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Kayraheart.fashion said...

Gorgeous pictures! love the layering and the necklaces are gorgeous!!

Jan said...

These shots are positively incredible. I think I'm most in love with the pictures on the water - they look like professional shots you would see in National Geographic. The mix and blend of colours is simply stunning! Can't wait to see more :)

ching said...

omigash.. it's my dream to visit the angkor wat. :D nice photos!

BARESTUDY (Janelle) said...

wow, awesome photos!! makes me want to visit cambodia next :)

Janelle
http://barestudy.blogspot.com

cherie said...

you have the most beautiful photos, inspiring me to be a wanderlust :) you're outfit is amazing, i love how you're always inspired by the places you're into!

Sweet said...

WOW dear...you really blended in I love how you incorporated your outfit with the scenery and all...the temples in Cambodia are magnificent noh??? they are so beautiful...nothing compared to the ruins here in Thailand...

That is something Cambodia has to offer aside from the free gambling business which Thais are enjoying crossing the border...

Are you still on your tour right now???

Kisses
sweet
PensandLens

jamie-lee said...

oh my gosh this temple looks incredible, totally serene. I must visit one day!

The Perpetrator said...

so beautiful!!! i would like to visit cambodia someday.:)

i love your outfit. it's very inspired <3

Melai said...

Noelle, though you weren't able to go to the event, you're in a magical place naman! Gosh ang gandaaaa. Inspiring and gosh I feel so jealous for all your incredible travel adventures!

hearts,
Melai of Style and Soul

Aisa.Pax.Paking.Paxie said...

happy new year girl!!!:) taray ng travel photos. I love it. I enjoy reading your posts. I love traveling more than fashion!:) give me tips on how to go to cambodia. i like!=D

http://ipaxme.blogspot.com

Dressing Up For Me said...

Angkor Wat is one of my dream Asian destinations! Thanks for these amazing photos and you look pretty in your batik inspired outfit. :)

Happy New Year, dearest! ;)

Vanessa said...

another stunning set of images! You look beautiful in these earth-toned, plummy brown, rich shades. I love your grouping of necklaces, and I love the landscape that shows the buildings reflected in the water!

Denise said...

INGGIT naman ako talaga.

happy new year babe!!!

thank you so much for the greetings. Yes am a mom now. HAPPY!!!!

Claud said...

Lovely photos! Thank you for taking me to Cambodia with them! ;)

Reg said...

your travel photos are really breathtaking!! travel is definitely on top of my resolution list. :) happy 2011!

xx
heyrocketgirl

Maye of Fasyonista.com said...

Hey Noelle Chantal! :)

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Nice photos from Cambodia! I love your shades! ;) Btw, happy new year to you too!

michelle_ said...

i love how your outfit blends with the scenery seamlessly ! that would be an editorial worthy outfit AND location :)

many thanks for your compliments at my blog recap post :)
glisters and blisters

Franzi said...

Beautiful shots! :)
xoxo F
www.itsnotjustabag.blogspot.com

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

These are definately one of the most gorgeous pictures of Cambodia I've ever seen! Such gorgeousness!

Mayet said...

lovely,lovely pictures. Made me want to visit Cambodia.

A.n.E said...

Hey you! Wish you a blessed new year too!

Awesome layering here! I also love it how the carvings and the built surface has eroded and weathered to a point that sometimes it looks like a natural rocky cliff face.

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

I think haunting charm was the perfect way to describe this! It' looks amamzing, and so serene. Is it always so devoid of toursits?

bestie said...

Kainggit ka girl!! <3

Sharnie Hung said...

Stunning photos! I love the feel of being immersed in a rich culture! Must take a trip soon!

Happy New Year!

Raquel said...

wow dear, such inspiring pictures! camboja looks amazingly breathtaking!
and I love your necklaces :)

happy 2011 lovely lady!

Anonymous said...

Gosh Noelle!!! The photos are amazing!! I am in awe of Cambodia and wow your outfit dear -very inspiring!!

You're one of the few who can pull off that outfit!! Taray ng layering!!!

Keep it up! :)

ming siew said...

whoaaa!!this is like couture and history! what an amazing combination!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Oh wow your photos are amazing! Glad you are enjoying your trip so much. I will be starting to post some of my china holiday photos this week if you still wanna see them.

Daisy Dayz Home
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Big Bangs Theory said...

I super like! Beautiful photos right there! Such an amazing place!!! I love everything!

<3 Camille
http://bigbangstheory.blogspot.com

MarchMusings said...

What a gorgeous place. And your mix of Western and Eastern pieces in your outfit is genius. Following you now!

fashioneggpplant said...

thanks for posting, i really enjoyed the photos! LOVE your sunglasses. following you now, hope you can follow me back. tnx! =)

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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow I'm floored! It's all so gorgeous and breathtaking :)

Alecto said...

oh wow, what a gorgeous, magical place. love this entry.

Izzy said...

A pleasure finally meeting you! Like I always say, you're one of my favorite Pinay fashion bloggers. Yours is the blog that I show my foreign friends when I'm looking for a representation of our country's style that is classy, creative, and not gasgas! Thanks for the well-wishes and happy travels to you too.