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Southeast Asia Trip, Day 18: Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)

The ruins of Angkor are… overwhelming. We spent the entire day exploring it by remork (cousin of the tuk-tuk), and we’ve barely scratched the surface. The thing is, we haven’t even seen the main temple yet (which is a bit like visiting Agra and not seeing the Taj Mahal first)–we’re saving that for tomorrow, when we’ll have an expert (and highly-recommended) local guide with us.

My personal highlight: the Bayon temple, with its 200 Khmer faces extruding from the sandstone walls, their smiles mysterious, beautiful and eerie.

One Response to “Southeast Asia Trip, Day 18: Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)” [Leave yours »]

  1. classic casio said:

    Ihad a great day at achor too, a guide is a must, but it is also nice to get away from the guide too and do some exploring alone. The big tree was the highlight for me.

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