Siem Reap, Cambodia

It's been awhile since I posted an entry. My next entry is long overdue since I already had a few activities over the past weeks that are blog worthy. Also, it's about a month since my trip that I'm going to write about.

In continuation of my previous post, the next destination of me and my friends was Cambodia.

We directly went to Siem Reap, as we have heard that there were not much to see in Phnom Penh. We travelled roughly fourteen hours to get to our hotel in Siem Reap. We got there around 11 at the evening, so there wasn't much to see. But we got out as we're all hungry and able to witness the active nightlife in Cambodia. I got to try also their fried noodles and it was yum! We went back to the hotel as soon as we finished eating as we need to wake up early so we can witness the Angkor Wat during sunrise.

Unlucky for us though, there was no Mr Sunshine when we went to the temple. We were also told that it was a monsoon season in Cambodia so skies were pretty much dotted with rain clouds. However, it didn't ruin us going around the temple. 

Saying Angkor Wat is big is an understatement. It is massive, huge, gigantic, and other superlative adjective to describe how big the place is. I'm bad with measurement so I won't go into that in detail, but we got there around half past six in the morning and left the temple almost eight. Okay, there might be a taking a lot of photos in between but we basically got around the half of the temple. Since whatever you see on the side, pretty much it's the same on the other side. So we didn't bother going around the temple in circles. And oh on that note, it's crazy how these kinds of details were observed by people who made the temple. I was really amazed by it.

After Angkor Wat, we've gone more old temples in the town. The photo I've added on the top was the Bayon temple.

The photographer in me was having the time of my life as there were dozens of corners and spots in the area you could take photos from. I especially enjoyed the doors and windows the temples has to offer. Giving a lot of opportunity for me to take photos with a natural framing. I would've gone out and upload more photos but it would be too much, I guess. It would be looking just the same, haha.

If you're a big history buff, I suggest you take a trip to Cambodia. The country has a lot to offer culture and history wise. I never knew the story of each temple, but it is worth going back for to be able to know more about the city and its rich culture.

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