Cambodia Part 2: Angkor Whaaat?

As the final few days of our trip approached, we headed for Siem Reap where we would stay three nights.

Free time during the day was spent attempting to swim in the hotel pool before inevitably hopping out to escape a poorly timed tropical rainstorm, and at night we headed into town on a tuk-tuk, where the main street  - aptly named 'Pub Street' - at first glance more closely resembled a resort on a Spanish island than a relatively quiet town in Cambodia. However, with delicious Asian food on offer, traditional Khymer dancing and night markets to explore, Siem Reap shouldn't be judged on first impressions!




The reason that Siem Reap could seem quite touristy and Westernised is of course because it is the town closest to the Angkor Temple complex which was the real reason for our visit. We spent two days exploring just some of the temples with a guide - honestly, you could spend a week there trying to see it all! But we stuck to the highlights and visited the most easily recognisable Angkor Wat (which a bar in town 'Angkor What?' took its name from, becoming quite a catchphrase of the group for a few days), Angkor Thom, Ta Promh (famously used for the Tomb Raider film...which I haven't seen) and others.


















 Sunrise over Angkor Wat (worth getting up at 4am for!)




The temples are all around 1000 years old and as you can see are pretty impressive! One of the best things about travelling for me is seeing things you just won't see anywhere else and Angkor is one of those places.

What unique sights have you seen or got on your list?

4 comments:

  1. Wow this looks incredible!

    Asia has looooong been on my list of places to go, this is making me really jealous!

    Hmm maybe...

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    1. Incredible is the word I think Emma! I hope you get to go someday! :) xx

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  2. looks amazing! cambodia looks like such a culturally rich country :)

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    1. Thanks Brigitte, it definitely is! Love your blog, have followed :) xx

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