Today was a brighter day as we spent it exploring temples. We left the hotel at 4:45 AM this morning to watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat, the largest temple in the world. It was absolutely beautiful.
This afternoon we explored two additional temples – Bayon and Ta Prohm, which was made famous by Angelia Jolie and Tomb Raider. Ta Prohm was such an amazing site, with little rooms and towers, intricate carvings and large trees with incredible roots that seemed to reclaim site for mother nature. It felt mystical and eerie.
So far, I’ve like Cambodia best on this tour. Although there is still a devestating amount of poverty, the cities are very modern (not western, modern) and infrastructurally sound. The temples are beautiful, the spas are fantastic, and the restaurants and nightlife are quite good as well.
This is our last night on this part of the tour. Tomorrow we start a new tour through Vietnam, which begins in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and ends in Hanoi.
Siem Reap, Cambodia