I’ve recently visited Siem Reap, Cambodia, and the Angkor Wat was not to be missed.
Having arisen at 4am to make it to the airport for the 6.30am the day before, I wasn’t too excited to have to wake up at 4am again the next day to leave for the Angkor Wat at 5am, but nothing a little nap during the day cannot fix.
Catching either the sunrise or sunset (or both, if you’d like) is a popular tourist must-do, and we decided to catch the sunrise and explore the entire complex before the weather and fatigue become unbearable.
(The heat and humidity in KL are nothing compared Siem Reap’s rainy season.)
The one-day pass to the Angkor Wat complex with other temples costs $20; a little steep, to be honest.
It is almost unbelievable that this ancient capital was at its peak in the 12th century, abandoned soon after, only to be “rediscovered” in the 19th century.