Angkor Wat

A long travel day out of Bangkok, a bit of confusion and bribery at the border, and more train/tuktuk/car transport brought us into Siem Reap, Cambodia, where we planned to stay for a few days in order to see Angkor Wat.

Angkor Wat is actually the name of just one of hundreds of temples located in the area, built during the Khmer Empire.  The main temples were built in the 1100s and some earlier ones date back to the 800s.  It’s a bit of a pain getting to Siem Reap, but I will say that it’s totally worth flying across the world to go see.

We regretted not getting a tour guide to explain all the intricacies of the temples, but had a fantastic time traveling to various temples by tuk tuk and enjoying the sunny weather and wide open spaces, with ancient ruins everywhere we looked.

Here’s a quick photo album of the amazing temples:

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Our first view of Angkor Wat, at sunset.

 

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Looking back towards the entrance

 

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There’s a baby monk in this picture. Do you see him?

Sunrise on day two, back at Angkor Wat:

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From Angkor Wat to Angkor Thom:

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Entrance gate to Angkor Thom

 

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So many faces!

 

Bayon Temple:

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Climbing up and down to one of the temples. There’s not too much of a concern for liability anywhere in the world other than the USA 🙂

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Terrace of the Elephants:

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Tombraider Temple:

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And some others:

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