Travelers who engaged a trip to Cambodia will definitely take Angkor Wat in store as one the must-go places. Even before setting your foot here, people may have the chance to see this marvelous temples in Nat Geo channel or Tomb Raiders movies during the early 2000s’.
Located in the Angkor archeological park, travelers have three choices of Angkor pass: one-day $20, three-day $40, seven-day $62. When you wake up in the morning, the sun sends the purest sunlight in your bedroom, helping you see one of the greatest structures in the world. To begin your trip, you can either hire a tuk-tuk ($10-$13 a day) or hire a bike ($3-$5 a day) to explore this masterpiece yourself.
The best time for you to visit is in the morning, since people are still indulge themselves under the warm blanket, you can have the whole landscape yourself to take picture. Some who walk to the east side of Angkor will find it an excellent decision. Believe it or not you will be one of the very few people on the other side. This is a quite an opportunity because when the sun rises it will light up the face of Angkor Wat instead of a shadow on the face from the west side. Indeed it was a life time experience, something that cannot be seen in the photos is the sound of nature. Crickets and frogs sounding off was deafening and very pleasant. This was absolutely a highlight at the scenery.
Starting your tour with Angkor Wat, this is just one of the many Angkor temples in Cambodia. Two hours may be just about enough for you to see everything here. An escort tour guide who might be a historian, a cultural lecturer obviously of great help for you to explore this magical complex has to offer. Legend’s word of mouth will bring you back to the history sounds and site of this temple in the 12th century. It was built around a moat, which is a large man-made lake which represents the ocean and is connected by a cosway from the dirt road going to the entrance. This Angkor Wat resembles Mount Meru, believed to be the center of the universe or the home of the gods.
There are many temple and other things to see in Cambodia, however, the highlight is still Angkor Wat. Since many people in Asia are Buddhists, Angkor became the an allure place for anyone who wants to discover the religious land. And you, just don’t forget to take time and set a trip to Angkor land. A memorable trip feasted with amazing sights is awaited ahead.
The Indochina Voyages team.