Thumbs up to Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Trip Start Jan 11, 2009
53Trip End Apr 12, 2009
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The Angkor Wat area is an enormous area of temples, all built from about 900-1300 AD. The site is simply magnificent. We were very impressed, charmed and in total awe here. We visited the main two temple complexes on the first day (Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom), and then did a longer tour the next day of many smaller temples. So, all in all, we saw about 10 temple complexes here, all different and beautiful in their own unique way
We used points and stayed at a Starwood Resort called Le Meridien, just on the outskirts of the city of Siem Riap. Our favorite part was the pool, where we took an evening swim every night after a hot steamy day of walking around in 38 deg C heat and 99% humidity. We were constantly sweating - it was pretty brutal. We spent two days at the temples and a half day in the city of Siem Reap; if we could do it again, we'd spend an extra day doing a tour in the country side - there is a village on stilts and other temple complexes strewn all around the area. The countryside looked really sweet and not overrun with never ending shops as in Thailand. We would like to return to Cambodia one day for a longer tour.