About Angkor Wat (The Temples of Angkor)
First To Review: Alain V.
Oct 21, 2008
Cambodia.. what a life changing trip... I highly recommend it!! First I walked the killing fields of Cambodiain in Phnom Phen .. skulls,teeth,clothes mass graves... It was facing full on the darkest side of Humanity that lurks within us all... I walked in silence and wondered "where was the world ? where was I " .. in the same country I also saw the brightest light of the human spirit in the faces and smiles of the people.. what happens when you remove everything you have???? what is left? life.. love.. no choice but to live in the moment.. cant do any thing but...
My 7 hour boat ride up river to Sien Reap on a boat roof was amazing.. saw poverty unlike ever before... then the ruins of the temples of Angkor out did any ,Roman,Greek, Mayan,even Egyptian.. spectacular.. so worth seeing.. I had a massage by a blind person in a empowerment program.. This truly was a trip I will never forget
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Aug 3, 2010
We have a dream for many years to visit Angkor Wat, Our trip to Angkor was on June, it was one of the most amazing holidays we've had. The Temples of Angkor are just awesome with the intricacies and the forethought in its architecture; you simply cannot believe the civilization was so advanced for that period of time. Angkor wat is one of the most beautiful temple of all and our favorite temple during our three days tour in Angkor complex. We would really enjoy walking around the area and have a deep though to it with a master work. We were accompanied with our friend's guide Ratanak Eath (find him on www.theangkorguide.blogspot. com (www.theangkorguide.blogspot.com), he was incredible. He is a certified guide, has excellent knowledge of the the history, speaks English very well, with talent of camera skill. I recommend him highly.
We were staying in le Meridien Hotel, because of good review and it is a lovely hotel with nice swimming pool, we cooled off after temple tour and it is very close to Angkor Wat so we can see sunrise by spending less than 5 minutes.
Sunrise is very excellent that you must see at least, we don't get up that early at home because of nice picture and we made this trip so we decide to tell the hotel to give us a wake up call at 04:30 am and our guide was ready to take us to Angkor wat at the lobby at 05:00 am. We were lucky to catch a good sunrise because June is raining season and we hope only 50 percent for it. We really enjoy our trip so much.
Jul 19, 2010
Angkor wat is one of the most beautiful temple of all and our favorite temple during our three days tour in Angkor complex. We would really enjoy walking around the area and have a deep though to it with a master work in architecture, artistic, mythology etc... This thing has happened because having an incredible guide Ratanak Eath, He has very good English with well presentation of what we saw. He has talent with SLR camera and take many photos of our family together.
his detail on htttp://www.theangkorguide.net/
Make sure you get to Angkor wat in early morning for sunrise, it is a magical moment after the sun suddenly come up behind temple with beautiful reflection on the pond.
We were not really lucky because lots of scarfolding all over structure we are expecting to go there again and go all the way to the top without scafolding any more.
Aug 31, 2009
Sunrise at Angkor Wat temple, its really amazing with sunshine above the 65 m high tower with backgrown of nice orange sky and a full of sun. How to get there? Early get up in the morning and depart from your accommodation after make your fresh morning, drive through out the early dark forest along the road to temple. Make sure you have entrance fee already to entry the temple. After you arrive in front of Angkor Wat temple, you need to walk cross the mod of pool via naga bridge of temple. about 5:30 am or 5: 45 am the sun were come up and show the nice color of sunshine, make it nice backgrown of photo opportunity of SUNRISE AT ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE.
Oct 29, 2008
What an excellent adventure! It started in Bangkok where my friend Bruce (From Australia) met my son and me at the Hualamphong train station early in the morning. We found our train easily and boarded it for the border. My son elected to nap most of the way (jet lag) and Bruce stayed busy capturing photographs. Mesmerized by the beauty of the countryside, I found myself glued to the window. At the end of the line, the three of us grabbed a tuk-tuk to the border. Getting across the border proved much easier than we anticipated and we quickly found our prearranged taxi to Siem Reap. The three of us rode out of town on a scenic, albeit very bumpy, and greatly undeveloped road to Siem Reap. Upon reaching the Siem Reap, we were initially confused as none of us expected the development we found. It turns out that the city of Siem Reap is a showcase venue for Cambodia , offering all the hospitalities and conveniences of home – wherever that may be. Once there, we checked in to our guest house and immediately secured a tuk-tuk driver/guide for our explorations of Angkor Wat for the following two days. .We then settled in to our guesthouse for the afternoon and enjoying a few cold beverages and a good dinner. We took the evening to recuperate from our day’s travels and to prepare for the feast that is Angkor . The next morning we had an early breakfast and met up with our tuk-tuk driver/guide. We were off to explore Angkor . First, we explored Angkor Thom. Of course, we found it amazing. The entire place is amazing. These places were unbelievably beautiful and left us truly awe struck. We took lunch among the ruins, which was surreal and afterwards we explored the Bayon Temple . The experience was phenomenal. As we bumped along on our way back to Siem Reap, we honestly could not believe what we had experienced. We had a good evening, spending most dining and enjoying the sights and sounds of Siem Reap. We met a family from Australia that we had drinks with and we all enjoyed good company and travel stories. The next morning our tuk-tuk driver was waiting for us after a quick breakfast and we were off to the Temple of Angkor Wat . Angkor Wat was stunning. The sun was rising as we arrived and Bruce set off to capture some good photographs. My son and I began walking and taking it all in. What we saw prompted some great conversation and I was filled with appreciation. We watched young monks within the temple and I saw that my son was captivated by this experience. I was enraptured by all that I saw. We left The Temple of Angkor Wat late in the day. There was a concert performance at the site and authorities were anxious to get everyone out of the temple. We left the Temple of Angkor Wat , each of us hoping to return again some day. Angkor should not be rushed. It should be absorbed slowly and purposefully. It should be enjoyed, a pleasure to all the senses. If a place can change your life, this could be the place. Good journeys!
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