One of the main tourist reasons for visiting Cambodia is to marvel at temple ruins among them the most famous, Angkor Wat. Jack and I have wanted to visit since touching down in South-East Asia and we were thrilled that we were finally going to see it first hand.
Perfect no matter what time of day
We arranged our Tuk-Tuk through our hotel therefore avoiding the many Tuk-Tuk scams set up to catch-out unsuspecting tourists. We paid $15 for the both of us to be driven to Angkor and to complete the inside circuit which also includes the much larger ancient ruined city of Angkor Thom (more about that later.)
We decided against the tourist favourite of arriving at sunrise and instead decided that walking around in 35 degree heat for six hours required sufficient amounts of sleep and breakfast to set us up for the day. (Also, it’s a complete waste of time as the likelihood of getting some amazing shot without capturing 200 heads in the foreground as everyone else has had the same idea is extremely unlikely.)
We arrived at Angkor Wat around 9.30am and the crowds were large but the sights amazing. Jack especially was blown away by the scale and intricacy of the design. Here are some of our photos from Angkor Wat, the next post will cover Angkor Thom.
There is some in-depth information about Angkor Wat on the Cambodian tourism website found here.