Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Temple Photodump

I spent my third day in Siem Reap visiting the Angkor temples again. This time, aside from my former ICE co-instructor Harold, I also shared the tuktuk with two people we met at the guesthouse: Babke from Amsterdam and Killian from Nova Scotia, Canada. Traveling with new friends is fun, don't you think?

Prea Khan

Neak Pean

Ta Som

Western Mebon

Banteay Samre

Banteay Srei

Pre Roup

Phnom Bakheng, our last stop. We had to trek to the temple. It was tiring but I really enjoyed it especially since it was cloudy so it wasn't very hot.

There are elephants below that can take you up if you don't want to trek (for a hefty price, of course). I kind of don't know how to feel about these elephants, though.

Anyway, if you're gonna trek and you're worried that you'd be walking beside huge elephants, don't-- the elephants use a different trail from humans.

They say Phnom Bakheng is famous for viewing the sunset. Unfortunately, we were there at around 3pm and it wasn't wise to wait there until sunset. There were dark clouds too so thinking that it might rain, we didn't stay long. And we were right, it did rain VERY hard as we headed back to the guesthouse. However, despite not being able to see the sunset, I still enjoyed the great view from Phnom Bakheng.

Another amazing thing about Phnom Bakheng is that you will be able to see Angkor Wat from there!

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