11/28/2008--Siem Reap, Cambodia..A young Cambodian woman meditates at dawn on the ninth-century Phnom Bakheng in the Angkor Archaeological Park.The five-tiered structure is one of the park?s temple mountains, so-called because they?re modeled on Mount Meru, the mythological home to Hindu gods. (Buddhism would later take over as the primary religion.) What this means is that you?ll have to work for the view: It?s a 15-minute hike up to the sandstone terrace, which overlooks an endless expanse of jungle and mist-covered hills. ..©2008 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.