Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Cambodia Day 15 - Phnom - Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)

We flew from Phnom Penh this morning to the northern city of Siem Reap outside of which lie the magnificent Temples at Angkor Wat. This was the final leg of our visit to Vietnam and Cambodia.

I'm pleased to report that our local guide in Siem Reap was informed, active and attuned to achieving an enjoyable touring experience. We knew immediately on meeting him at the airport that we would completing our holiday on a high note.

Arriving in the early afternoon we first stopped for a pleasant lunch and then were taken directly to Angkor Wat.

Here is a section of photos from this first afternoon at the historic site.

The walkway approach to Angkor Wat
Crowds on the walkway
Pockets of serenity
Tourism and prayer intermingle
Resting between steps
Superb artwork
Steps to the Tower
Between the Towers
View from a Tower
View from a Tower
Courtyard at Tower base
Courtyard at Tower base
Starting the Tower descent
A tiny section of the longest continuous bas-relief in the world
Sunset at the famous ruins
Transport and crowds disperse at sunset


  1. Given it is not long since it was over run and covered in jungle growth, it is remarkably neat and looks well organised.

    1. It is a vast area Andrew and some of the locales we visited the next day were in less neat order.