Friday, 5 October 2012

Siem Reap - Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

This is Angkor Wat from afar. It is best to visit this during the late afternoon so that your photos will turn out nice as the sun will be behind you as you walk towards the temple. Angkor Wat is a world UNESCO heritage site and for obvious reasons, it has an old history and heritage.

It is surrounded by a moat and you will have to cross a bridge to get across to the temple.

Entrance to Angkor Wat
I am not a "temple person", so one full day of temple is more than adequate. It is like checking off the "to do list"on the things you need to see before you "die". hahaha. But as i said, i prefer Bayon Temple over this but unfortunately, it is not as famous as Ankor Wat.

There are many tourists during off peak!
There are more than enough tourists during the so-called "off peak"season. I can't imagine how it will be during the peak period though.

Angkor Wat during the wet season
It was a blessing in disguise to go during their wet season. There are enough downpours to create nice puddles of water everywhere to create a nice "mirror image" of Angkor Wat being reflected.

Guardians of the temple

Stairways to heaven
There was a steep stairway that will lead you right to the top of Angkor Wat but it is only restricted to adults. As such, we decided to give it a miss as the steps is really steep and shallow....and we didn't want to leave our kids with the guide.

Carvings on the wall
Overall, we spent about 2 hours here. The tour guide was frankly not engaging and became quite painful to follow him after a while. We had a personal guide from the hotel but of course, if you want cheaper alternatives, just google or get from tripadvisor. I didn't had time to do my own research, thus was plain lazy in getting a guide from the hotel (which will obviously cost more)....

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