Siem Reap & the temples of Angkor

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Angkor Wat

Siem Reap is our first stop in Cambodia. As a first impression, Cambodia seems more chaotic than Thailand. Our first day in town we explored the town centre and the streets around Pub Street. Day two we got a three day pass to explore the temples of Angkor. Apart from a pool crawl on our last afternoon, this is what we spent the majority of our time in Siem Reap doing.

On our first day we went with a tuktuk driver to see the most famous three temples, Angkor Wat, the Bayon, and the ‘thomb raider temple’ Ta Prohm.

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Thomb Raider

Everything is as impressive as you would expect, but spread over a much larger area than you would imagine. It’s really a once in a lifetime experience.

Our favourite temple was maybe Ta Prohm, but there was a lot of people there, which made it harder to take in.

On day two, when we did the big circuit, there was a lot less people. The big circuit takes you to the less visited but just as big and impressive, temples.

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Day two
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Templed out
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Angkor Wat

Day three we watched the sunrise over Angkor Wat with about 500 other people.

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Crowd
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Sunrise
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