Not all those who wander are lost – J.R.R Tolkien
I’ve been crazy busy working in the administration at the school! Bit different from what I signed up for, but that’s another story.
Let’s rewind back to Monday, that was a good day. It was a public holiday and yet I was still up at 4am, say what? Angkor Wat. Went to view the magnificent temples at sunrise. I think the company was like Birds eye or Bluebirds or something. It was only $13 and then you buy the ticket separately for $20 one day pass.
There were so many people there at that time you kinda had to fight for a good spot. I also worked hard to pretend there was no one else in photos.
There is a dress code you need to be mindful of, keep your shoulders and knees covered at all times (preferably chests too).
I went in an air-conditioned coach which did hotel pick up and drop off, and provide free water – please remember to tip your guide, I forgot and I’ve been feeling guilty since Monday. The guides don’t get paid much money and they do a good job.
My tour ran from 5:30am to 12:30pm. By the end of it I was quite templed out. It’s just so hot that for that many hours you start to lose your appreciation, well I did anyway. I would quite happily go back for another round on my own though, just less hours.
I met some fellow Australians on my tour which made me feel pretty happy! I also ran into them the next day at lunch!
All in all, the temples are well worth a visit, I’d recommend getting a 3 day pass for $50 and maybe having a guide one day and a leisurely stroll the next trip. Try to visit the less known temples which are just as fantastic. I’m yet to see them, so here’s more Angkor Wat: