Belt bag leather, Siem - About the name
The fine Siem belt bag leather is named after the extraordinary city of Siem Reap in Cambodia.
The city is located in the North-West of the country, and is known for the Angkor area that is on today UNESCO World Heritage List. Angkor, meaning capital, was the capital of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 15th centuries.
I have been there 3-4 times, both as a child when I lived in Cambodia, but also in 2016 with my boyfriend. The city is definitely worth a visit, even though you may feel like you have seen enough temples on your Asia trip.
A belt bag named after the world's largest city - at the time.
In its heyday, Angkor was the world's largest city! Not only that, the city had an extensive infrastructure that connected the over 1000 square kilometers - and the center of the capital was a sea of lavish temples. Angkor today testifies to a wildly fascinating and talented population.
Some of the temples today are just a few tossed bricks, while others stand in their full, impressive height - i.a. the best preserved and most famous Angkor Wat.
All the temples are adorned with detail-oriented engravings of religious tales, devas (kind deities), asuras (demonic deities) and apsara (nymphs).
And as if that were not wild enough, over the many centuries giant trees have grown under, over and through many of the temples!
It certainly does not make this journey to the past less fascinating, and as Lonely Planet writes, it really is a “gateway to an ancient world”.
The Angkor Wat Temple is also seen in the middle of the Cambodian flag - and I can well understand that they are proud of what is today seen as Cambodia's architectural highlight!
But let’s just say it like it is: I am not the first to look past.
Every year about 2 million people visit the area! There are insanely many.
Although there are of course many tourists - most at the famous temples - the area must be on your to-see bucket list! Therefore, I also chose that this belt bag in leather for men and women, should be named after the area.
Type / Category: Belt bag, leather belt bag, belly belt, fanny pack, men belt bag
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