Angkor Wat was recently voted the number one tourist sight in the world by Lonely Planet. Did they pick a worthy winner?
We think so.
After a few days of lending a helping hand to local communities in Siem Reap our rewards are to explore these ancient temples of a long lost kingdom.
Here are ten photos of Angkor Wat which prove its worth and also the five reasons you need to see it with us…
1. That Sunrise
It really does not need any introduction. Sunrise at Angkor Wat is a busy beauty. Luckily, we know exactly the spots to see it without 1000’s of selfie sticks blocking your view.
If you really want to get the most of it, why not come twice and see sunrise at one of the other many temples such as Angkor Thom or Bayon.
2. Monkeys… Need we say more?
These cute guys cannot be missed. You might need to be patient and hunt them out but they are always around. Having a local guide always helps if you want to catch these mischievous monkeys in action!
3. Walk through History and Culture
From the Buddhas to the quiet, thought provoking corridors, Angkor Wat is a true slice of history. We believe in giving you the facts and answering your questions but we don’t believe in boring you to stone like the statues around.
Our guides knows these temples inside out, but they also knows when to give you time to take it all in so you can get the most out of your visit to the Angkor Complex.
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4. Make it your own…
Our project work doesn’t start until after Sunrise which means if you want to hop on a Tuk Tuk and explore the rest of Angkor at sunrise twice you certainly can. You might even have time to fit in your own Hot Air Balloon ride over Angkor Wat.
5. You won’t get tired of temples!
The Angkor Complex is huge and in the heat of the Cambodian sun can be exhausting. Whilst we love to explore the temples in the morning we appreciate for some a full day of temple hopping can be exhausting.
That is exactly why we let some of the group head back to the hotel pool to cool off whilst those wanting to get the most of the day are free to keep on exploring all the history and beauty this majestic land has to offer.
Plus, you will never be short of laughs, entertainment and bonding with a Hands on Journeys tour!