Travel Blogs from Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Wat!?, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Wat!?

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... heading out (although we guess its often more like the 'stinking sweaty and damn angry' room).  Our first stop is the main Angkor Wat temple which is, as expected, stunning. From there we venture on to the Jungle temple, where the stone carvings and ...

Touring Angkor with Manny, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Touring Angkor with Manny

A travel blog entry by dane

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... was easier and a hell of a lot more comfortable this time, but that means more people are doing it. Also, Cambodia recognized that they have a world wonder and have commercialized it. Instead of just intrepid backpackers and Angelina Jolie visiting ...

Sunset at Angkor, Angkor, Cambodia travel blog

Sunset at Angkor

A travel blog entry by dane

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... Bangkok, but we had taken the long road around, and were just showing up after 6 months in Southeast Asia. Our tuk tuk sped by Angkor Wat and we only caught a glimpse from the road.  The spot to watch the sunset was further away in the complex, so ...

Not another blog titled: Angkor what a temple!, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Not another blog titled: Angkor what a temple!

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... with eight hands who sit cross-legged on lotus flowers watch over the temple ponds. We got up at 4am for great sunrises over Angkor wat and stayed till 5pm for sunsets viewed from the top of other temples and then on the third day I celebrated my 28th ...

Final Day in Angkor, Angkor, Cambodia travel blog

Final Day in Angkor

A travel blog entry by dane

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... impressiveness.  I haven't made it to Giza yet, but I can't imagine that they'll have this sort of grandeur.  Angkor Wat is my favorite archaeological site.  That doesn't mean Tikal, Machu Picchu, Palenque, Copan, Pompeii, and the whole of ...

Angkor Wow, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wow

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... too, but could still only just make out the faint silhouette of it's towers against the dim morning light. I had a lot of expectations of Angkor Wat having wanted to see it for a long time and standing there waiting for it to be revealed my mind kept ...

CAMBODIA, Siem Riep and Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

CAMBODIA

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... original size during this time. The speed boat took us to Siem Reap, a base for exploring the largest place of worship in the world, Angkor Wat. Said to be up there with the Great Wall of China and the Taj Majal as world wonders, a bumpy and arduous 7 ...

Welcome to Scambodia, Jasmine Lodge, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Welcome to Scambodia

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Woman on bus with Shawn Border (fine for Anton, visa space for Shawn) met Alex $5 surcharge for taxi 5 star ...

The Ancient City, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

The Ancient City

A travel blog entry by arewethere.yet

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... is uncanny.  I continuously had to remind him to stop swinging from vines or removing precious artifacts.  Angkor Wat; a stunning ancient city, was the old capital of the Khmer Kingdom from 802 to 1295.  It ...

Tomb Raiding, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Tomb Raiding

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... is just fantastic, huge temple, amazing carvings a temples spend over a grand scale, we started the  day at sunrise at Angkor Wat the center piece of the ruins. Not quite peaceful due to the numbers, but amazing views and reflections across the ...

Incredible Temples, Siem Reap - Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Incredible Temples

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... rafts to build over 37 years. To obtain even the most cursory overview of this temple takes 3 hours minimum. What makes Angkor Wat, so incredible is not only the monumental size, but the fact that this is coupled with unsurpassed attention to detail ...

Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by beats

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... , I found Bagan in Burma more breathtaking, but this area will likely remain a trip highlight. After a week visiting the Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia, I headed out to Beng Melea, where part of Tomb Raider was filmed & to Koh Keh. Lui, our Toyota ...

Tomb Raiding, Angkor, Cambodia travel blog

Tomb Raiding

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... 2 weeks ago I know there are 16,000 dong to $1 so I laughed in his face and told him where to go. By the time I arrived at Angkor Wat I was pretty much templed out but still eager to see the big one. Well it wasn't really that big and I have to admit I ...

Day 2 in Angkor, Angkor, Cambodia travel blog

Day 2 in Angkor

A travel blog entry by dane

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Day two at Angkor was full of more stunning views, a little more sunshine, and a fortuitous line of monks in front of Angkor Wat.  We visited Preah Khan, Ta Som, and Pre Rup.  It was another long but pleasant ...

Amazing Wat's of Angkor, Seam Reap, Cambodia travel blog

Amazing Wat's of Angkor

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... guides and went on the back of their bikes, whilst I had my own bike. We went through these huge gates, and then there it was Angkor Wat. We did not enter this on the first day, we just went from Wat to Wat. Seeing the trees holding these Wats together. ...

Temple Time, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Temple Time

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... here is perhaps best described as organized chaos; relative speed and right of weight dictate your pace. Our first stop was of course Angkor Wat, the most famous temple of them all, built in the 12th century.  We were awe-struck from the moment we ...

A Wonder of the World, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

A Wonder of the World

A travel blog entry by jpcasey

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A day at Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

A day at Angkor Wat

A travel blog entry by ncpalmer

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... about 5:30pm. Unfortunately, the sunset wasn't anything special. Despite the long, sweaty day (and unsuccessfully fighting a monkey for my water!) it was amazing to see a wonder of the world. A dream come true. Angkor Wat one day pass (5am - 6pm): ...

Reflections of Cambodia, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Reflections of Cambodia

A travel blog entry by katenclint

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... ; AD.  Angkor was the heart of the Khmer Empire that flourished in Indochina from the 9th to the 13th Century with Angkor Wat being the biggest and most notable.  There are over 50 different sites located several kilometers apart all with their ...

8th Wonder of the World, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

8th Wonder of the World

A travel blog entry by ndsquirrel

... as one of the seven.  It is probably due to the fact that with all the political problems in Cambodia's recent history, not enough people have seen Angkor Wat.  I would definitely put Angkor Wat in the same class as the Great Pyramids of Giza or ...

Angkor World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor World Heritage Site

A travel blog entry by ruthwatson

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An early start saw us visit many of the temples at the Angkor World Heritage site. We firstly had to collect our three day passes before visiting the many temples of Ankgor Thom before cutting across to the temple at Prasat Ta Prum where tomb raider was ...

Preamble, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Preamble

A travel blog entry by ndsquirrel

... I will not forget my visit here. After a busy morning of temple touring, we stopped to have lunch at "The restaurant in front of Angkor Wat".  That was the name of the restaurant.  I had a dish of Khmer curry with chicken but it was not ...

Beautiful Cambodia: Phenom Penh and Angkor Wat, Phenom Penh and Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Beautiful Cambodia: Phenom Penh and Angkor Wat

A travel blog entry by beyondthesea

... would've loved it and really appreciated it - I hope my pictures will give some idea of their magnitude. Next, we returned to Angkor Wat - this time from the East entrance (in the morning, we entered via the West entrance). These temples are in a much ...

Last full day in Siem Riep, Siem Riep, Cambodia travel blog

Last full day in Siem Riep

A travel blog entry by lrubin

... decided we will muck about town this afternoon, picking up postcards, shopping, and obviously interneting. Then we will catch a tuk tuk to Angkor Wat for sunset. Hopefully our tuk tuk driver will drop us Bayon II, where for 10$ well get an all you can ...

Dirk Diggler's Decidedly Daring, Drunken, Downfall, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Dirk Diggler's Decidedly Daring, Drunken, Downfall

A travel blog entry by oofy84

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... up to the Brit's unfettered desire to get bloody ruddy steamin' off the glorious little plastic receptacles. Angkor Wat? is straddled nicely on Cambodia's answer to Khaosan Road; the aptly named Pub Street. Some imaginations they have out here. Nowhere ...

I get the feeling we are being watched!, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

I get the feeling we are being watched!

A travel blog entry by emmaandpaul

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... active kings in the empire. It is a relatively small complex but has so much detail in its architecture, possibly eclipsing that of Angkor Wat. Its outer walls were covered in some of the finest bas reliefs we have seen. Thousands of dancing apsaras were ...

Epic journey to Cambodia, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Epic journey to Cambodia

A travel blog entry by lauracollett88

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... for notions to vomit) and is all down to a west midlander who pours rum like he is Caribbean. The journey begins to Cambodia on a minibus (not well air conditioned) for what we were told to be four hours but 5 hours later including two convenience ...

Angkor day 6 – Elephants and Leper Kings, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor day 6 – Elephants and Leper Kings

A travel blog entry by emmaandpaul

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... it used to be a Buddhist University. The sun was starting to push its way through the clouds so we cycled back into Angkor Thom and spent a while admiring the Leper King Terrace, and the secret carved passage inside, where the camera batteries ran out ...

Temple Overload, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Temple Overload

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... of participating in all of this. You pay huge entry fees and tuk-tuk or taxi costs and I've heard that Cambodia doesn't even own Angkor anymore...I'd rather my money go to something a little bit more beneficial to the people. But, we can't really come ...

Angkor Wat - City of the Gods, Angkor Wat, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wat - City of the Gods

A travel blog entry by samsonite32

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... Temple, the largest religious building in the world and clearly visible from space.  To avoid confusion I should explain that Angkor Wat is a temple in itself but is also the term used to describe the surrounding jungle area filled with hundreds of ...

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