After a wonderful week spent traveling through Vietnam, we headed to Siem Reap, Cambodia for a quick day and a half stay to visit the amazing temples all over the city.
We started our tour at sunrise as our tuk-tuk picked us up at the hotel and stopped at a handful of temples throughout the morning. That is until the heat became unbearable and our feet too achy to walk through another temple (as much as we wanted to keep going).
Siem Reap has enough temples to spend days and days, if not weeks and weeks, walking through and gazing at every intricate detail. Pictures don’t begin to do the enormity of the temples and old cities within walls, justice. Not only that, but to understand how much thought, time, and manpower was put into each temple is mind-blowing. So let’s get to the pictures of my favorites, shall we?
Angkor Wat at Sunrise
A gigantic temple with so many areas to walk through for hours, upon hours, upon hours. This was definitely the most popular sunrise temple.
Did I mention DETAIL!?!
Angkor Thom was a “walled city” with many temples. My favorite being Prasat Bayon – the temple of all the faces.
Between all the fallen rock and the incredibly large trees growing throughout the temple, wrapping their roots around and through the fallen stones, this temple didn’t cease to amaze.