We spent a wonderful day at the amazing Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We arranged a tuk tuk for the full day for $15 and paid for a 1 day park pass for $20 each. Not bad! We woke up early, like 4 am early, to watch the “must see” sunrise over Angkor Wat. Although we woke up early, there was no sun rise, just clouds! Nonetheless, it was truly remarkable.
Most people have told us to go early in the morning and leave the temples around 11 because it just gets so hot, but because it was quite cloudy, we were able to really milk our day and get some awesome Angkor Wat pictures! We were there from 5am to 1:30pm! A day well spent! Make sure you check out a map and plan your day.
– Angkor Wat is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most important temples in Southeast Asia.
– Angkor Wat is on the Cambodian Flag and on the Reil (their currency).
– Angkor Wat Temples are more than 50% of the reason people travel to Cambodia.
– Angkor Wat is also the largest religious monument in the world.
– Angkor Thom had a small role in Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie.
– The bricks used to build the temples were bound by a vegetable compound rather than mortar
TA PROHM/ ANGKOR THOM
ANGKOR WAT WALLS
Do you have any Angkor Wat Pictures? Share them with us?
I love the fisheye look of all of these pictures — and the details! Cambodia and Angkor Wat are definitely on my bucket list. I would also like to visit Vietnam. Can’t wait to head to Southeast Asia soon!
Thank you! Its all because of the GoPro (the best purchase of our trip!). Vietnam was our favorite place in SEAsia!
I’ve been dreaming to visit this place for so long, but never had a chance. Thank you for this interesting tour of Angkor Wat.
You most definitely have to go! It was a truly special experience :)
Gorgeous pictures of such a wonderful place! One of my top bucketlist destination places to visit!
It was a bucketlist for us too and we were lucky it wasn’t too hot so we got to see most of it!
I love your pics. We were at Angkor Wat around this time last year. Sunrise is just crazy isn’t it, until the crowds disperse amongst all the amazing buildings.
We didnt get a real bright sunrise- but it was still beautful nonetheless. We did a different route so we could skip some of the crowds, so starting with the further ones first and working our way closer to Angkor Wat!
Still haven´t been to Angkor Wat…It´s definitely one of the places in SE Asia that I missed so have to go back :)
It was amazing!
What beautiful pictures :) Angkor Wat is somewhere I am determined to get to someday. Who knows when :)
Thank you! I hope you make it over soon :)
I love Angkor Wat..! Oh and you definitely had it cloudy! I experienced the Angkor Wat in the ‘traditional’ super hot way :D Even had to buy an umbrella because the sun was getting pretty violent!
I enjoyed watching your photos and remembering of the time at Angkor Wat… thanks! :)
The clouds made it nice and cool out but it made the pictures quite dark :( We still loved it there!
Even on a cloudy day, this place looks magic! It’s been on my bucket list for a while, who knows, maybe in 2015…..
It was magic! We hope you get to see it soon :) Looking forward to seeing your adventures!
Wow!! guys incredible pic!! Unfortunately I’ve been there jet, but your shot were so amazing!! I love the nose to nose one!!
Just discovered your blog!! Gorgeous!!
Aw, that really means a lot to us! Thank you :) I hope you get to Angkor Wat soon, it is definitely a bucket list trip!
Thanks for sharing your Angko Wat photos – it looks like an amazing place to visit, although the trees taking over the ruins do look a bit creepy…
The trees have ruined a lot of the temples but they are so beautiful and also make great movie sets apparently (Tomb Raider)! hahaha
It actually looks really cool because the trees are so large! Some of the trees are actually being cut down because they are becoming too heavy for the structures to hold now. :(
Lovely pictures. This is the one place in the world that every blogger has been to that I havent :D
Quite a few have mentioned they havent gone, but hey, you will one day!
Beautiful photos! I am dying to go!
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Hi Jenn, I agree, Angkor Wat is amazing! Great pics! If interested, I just posted about my experiences with a captioned photo driven post of the incredible temples here