Siem Reap & the temples of Angkor

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.

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.

Day two
Templed out
Angkor Wat

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


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