Fascinating Temples of Cambodia: a photo gallery
As I set my tripod while waiting to see the sunrise at the famous Angkor Wat temple, a magnificent structure dating from the 12th century, two thoughts run through my head: “I can’t believe I’m here” and…… “why are these people talking like that?”, as the only thing that can be heard at 5 in the morning are high pitched “coffeeeee? how about some brrrreakfast?” from the vendors around the temple. 😅
Having a head start before all the other big groups, meant that we could explore all the temples on our own pace, and even though we were a bit templed-out at the end of the day, walking among temples full of history was a fascinating experience that I would recommend to anyone. But words are meaningless and forgettable….they can only do harm (wait, I’m thinking of Enjoy The Silence). Regardless, I’ve decided to let the photos speak for themselves. 😁
MJ, our awesome tuk tuk driver. We booked our tours with him online, met him in front of the hotel and he took us to each temple and provided us with much needed cold refreshments. Check him out on his website: Angkor Driver Guide
By the end of the first day of “temple hopping”, we were pretty exhausted, we had a 4 am head start after all, so went back to our lovely hotel (Hello Cambodia Boutique, which I totally recommend) to relax by the pool with one (okay, several) cocktail(s). 😇
The next day, we headed into the jungle which wasn’t all green and cool as I was expecting, since it was the dry season so that definitely was a tad disappointing but we still had a great time. We visited the Koh Ker archeological site, which houses more than 180 temples, while many others are still undiscovered, as well as Beng Mealea, built around the same time as Angkor Wat, initially as a Hindu temple.
I preferred to let the photos speak for themselves, but tell me, would you like to visit the temples of Cambodia? Is there anything you want to know about visiting the temples? Let me know in the comments 🙂