Empress Angkor Hotel
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Refrigerator in room
- Room service
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... us repeatedly that nothing had been done to the road for 30 years, and we believed him!! Between the road and the passing parade of overloaded trucks and motorbikes, shanties and markets, and continual dust, it was a real eye opener! Then when we finally arrived in the city, Dong told us he had no idea where our hotel was, so we went around the roundabouts a couple of times ( you think roundabouts in Australia are hairy! ) up a couple of one way ...
... then went back to the tuk tuk and asked if Mr Sunley could just take us straight to Ta Prohm and then back to the hotel. Ta Prohm was the main temple I wanted to see - it's nicknamed 'Tomb Raider temple' because I guess it was in the Tomb Raider game/film, but we were both really keen to see it in particular because of the tree roots that had grown around and through the temple when it was abandoned during the Khmer Rouge. These tree roots made it very scenic, ...
... We headed first toward Banteay Srei, 37km away from the others. We passed the moat surrounding Angkor Wat, and made a brief stop to explore our first temple, Pre Rup. The first temple was always going to stun us, seeing the incredible magnitude of the structure and climbing up the ridiculously steep stone steps to the top. It was an early favourite! Banteay Srei was a long drive by tuk-tuk but it's description of intricately carved ...
... Angkor Wat is the more famous of the two, Angkor Thom was by far the more impressive and memorable.
We drove by the Elephant Wall on the way back to Siem Reap. It was tempting to stay in the airconditioned car and view from afar but we got out and walked the length of the wall like the good little tourists that we are. The carvings of the elephants were worth making the effort.
Lunch was at a touristy local ...
... the bar. 3 hours later and a few drinks, we decided we must eat, so that we did, then headed up to our room to pack for our early departure tomorrow.. Oh yes we bought Billy a fishing rod today, we could have done with Grants help here as we were a bit clueless. He told us yesterday of how when he fished with his brother in laws rod he could catch big fish, with his net he catches little fish. The excitement in eyes when he was showing us the size was heart touching. We ...