The ancient temples of Siem Reap’s Angkor Wat is another destination that I have had the good fortune of visiting not once but twice. Those trips were before this blog became a reality. From the sunsets to the windows, trees, and ancient doorways, I loved it all, and would return in a moment.
Angkor Wat …
Stepping through time…
The ancient trees of Ta Phrom…
An intricately carved Bayon Head dating back to the 12th century.
Amazing windows and doors stoke the imagination…
Magical sun rises and sunsets await…
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Have you been to Angkor Wat? Did it meet your expectations?
Angkor Wat is open daily from sunrise to sunset, and you’ll need a pass to enter. You can purchase one, three, or seven day passes. When I visited in 2005, and 2007 you had to use your pass over consecutive days. Thankfully that has changed. Three day passes are valid for a week, and the seven day pass is valid for one month. The heat of Cambodia, and climbing around ancient temples takes it toll. I highly recommend that you don’t visit the temples three days in a row. Give yourself a break from the heat.
You need transportation. The first time I hired a motorcycle “cab”, which I loved. At $10.00 a day, it was a steal. I can imagine that the price has increased over the years. I did a quick Google search, and prices now seem to range from $15.00 to $30.00 for a day. Best to arrange this through your guest house. The price will include picking you up to get there for the sunrise.
I have also hired a car and driver, and (obviously) that is considerably more expensive. Definitely, a very comfortable option, and one way to beat the heat. Check out the forums on Trip Advisor of recommendations. The better drivers get booked out quickly.
Dress for the heat, and be sure to wear good walking shoes.
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