I generally run this blog chronologically, but I need to skip ahead a bit here. My buddies Martin and Kris flew to Phnom Penh from Korea, and I met them there after taking a minivan down from Kratie. Because we ended up in the capital city twice, I’m going to cover the temples of Angkor and Siem Reap first.
I have such a staggering number of pictures from the temples of Angkor that I really need to split them up into different blog posts.
In Siem Reap, we arranged for a driver to drive us around the temples for three days. This is about the right amount of time to catch the Angkor highlights. We took a car rather than a tuk-tuk, and the driver provided water and a cooler for us to keep beers in. We agreed to pay $25 per day and an extra $5 for the sunrise, but he ended up overcharging us in the end so I’m not going to endorse him in this space.
We went to Angkor Wat itself twice. We spent our first morning at the temple complex there, and we returned the next day to see the sunrise. Even though I’m only addressing Angkor Wat itself in this post, the pictures are going to run a little long so I’ll get right to them.
Seriously, how is Angkor Wat not one of the “7 Wonders?” I know it’s a subjective list, but who on earth would be more impressed by the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil? I’m sure it’s a nice enough statue, but it’s still just a statue. One last pic.