Finally, I’m posting about my travel in Cambodia, Siem Reap. The first time I went here, I was with my friends. Then after a few months, I traveled with my family. Obviously, I liked it (or else I wouldn’t be back the second time around.. haha!) It’s really a sight to see. It has very rich history and culture. It’s probably one of my favorites in Asia. The temples are very impressive that you’d be left wondering how were they built hundreds of years ago. Shutterbugs will surely enjoy! It’s not something I would go back to anytime soon though. For me, once or twice is enough. Anyway, for those who plan to go to Cambodia, Siem Reap, I’ll be posting a series of photo diaries. Expect some tips and I’ll also share my itinerary and contact details of my tour guide at the end of my Siem Reap series. Enjoy!
First on my list is Angkor Wat, of course.
Angkor Wat meaning “Temple City” or “City of Temples”
You’ve never been to Cambodia, if you haven’t seen Angkor Wat. In fact, it’s the symbol of Cambodia on its national flag. It’s considered to be one of the largest religious monument in the world and it’s a UNESCO heritage. According to inscriptions, it took about 300,000 workers and 6,000 elephants to construct this vast temple.
You can already see from its facade the intricate carvings all over the monument.
The walls are AHHH-MAZING!
Temple run- literally
Only those who are wearing long pants and sleeved tops can go up the steep stairs.
And here’s what it looks like at the top…
view from the top… you can see how large the area is…
The best time to take the beautiful shot of the Angkor Wat is during sunrise. Unfortunately, we were too tired to wake up. Haha!
Instead, we spent one of our sunset sessions here. But there’s a perfect place to see the sunset, which I’ll share in a different post.
For now, that’s it! I hope you enjoyed the first of my Cambodia travel diaries.