Last moments in Phnom Penh:
We got up at 5 am and booked a cab to the Phnom Penh airport. There, a solitary Cambodian Air propeller-plane was waiting for us and maybe 10 other passengers:
Flew over a pretty giant lake, so big I had to look it up on a map: the famous Tonle Sap Lake.
We got to our guesthouse immediately upon landing, changed, and went back out by 9:30am to begin our day at Angkor Wat. As you saw from the pictures before, it’s quite a wonderful place (a snarky understatement, if you couldn’t tell):
The internet is so slow I’m giving up with showing too many pictures from our 1st day out of a 3 day tour of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat complex.
What we did today in order:
- Angkor Wat
- Angkor Thom
- Terrace of the Elephants
- Phom Bakheng
- Ta Prohm (where Tomb Raider was filmed!)
- Ta Keo
- Banteay Kdei
Simply put, it’s not overhyped…it’s STUNNING, especially Angkor Thom and Bayon.
Unfortunately, as I mentioned, all the internet cafes have dismal uploading speeds, which means limited pictures or videos at the moment. This makes us sad.
This is the best I could squeak out with during the composition of this blog post:
– At time of posting in Siemreap, it was 82.4 °F – Humidity: 78% | Wind Speed: 6km/hr | Cloud Cover: n/a