World Travel 2013-2014, Cambodia Wrap Up

Overall what we did: 12 days split into: 5 days in Siem Reap and 7 days in Phnom Penh from 6 December 2013 to 17 December 2013. Favourite part of Cambodia: Would have to say the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park. So many incredibly beautiful temples Key tip: There is no public transport within Cambodia (no …

World Travel 2013-2014, Banteay Samrie

Banteay Samrie was our last stop for temples in the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park. Our main goal today was to head out to Banteay Srei, but as we had some time on the way back we decided to stop into another temple which happened to be on the route our tuk tuk driver was taking. …

World Travel 2013-2014, Carvings of Banteay Srei

Our final day in Siem Reap was spent getting out to Banteay Srei to see why this particular temple is mentioned as one of the key temples to visit in the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park. Banteay Srei is a 10th Century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, and is built primarily out of red …

World Travel 2013-2014, Our Final Sunset at Angkor Wat

I know, I’ve already posted photos of Angkor Wat during sunset. We didn’t do a sunrise (Takeshi wasn’t keen to be around that many people, and I have to admit I wasn’t super keen to get up that early), but we did get to see Angkor Wat twice at sunset. Seeing as I’ve already posted …

World Travel 2013-2014, The Many Faces of Bayon

Bayon is probably one of my favourite temples that we visited in the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park. Why? Because it’s just so different with all of the faces peering at you from all directions. We managed to arrive in Bayon not long before sunset, which was fantastic as the faces were lit up with a …

World Travel 2013-2014, Scaling the Walls of Ta Phrom

Ta Phrom is a incredibly beautiful temple overgrown with trees, and best known for being used in one of the Tomb Raider films. Unfortunately, because it’s one of the best known temples, the hawkers around the entrances to Ta Phrom are some of the worst in the park – there are lots of them and …

World Travel 2013-2014, The Mountain of Pre Rup

After Banteay Kdei, our next stop on our self guided (and powered) tour was Pre Rup. Pre Rup is a mountain style temple and was built as the state temple of Khmer king Rajendravarman around 962. This particular temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Takeshi and I found it a relaxing temple to …

World Travel 2013-2014, Sunset at Angkor Wat

Today was our first full day in Cambodia. The day itself was spent wandering around the town of Siem Reap before heading off around 4pm to collect our day passes to the Angkor Wat Park. Siem Reap itself is a rather small town and easy to get around on a bicycle (once you get used …