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Posts tagged "Angkor"

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Hot Air Balloon over Angkor Wat (Cambodia)

There are many ways to explore Angkor Wat. Most do it on foot, getting there by tuk-tuk, bicycle, motorcycle, or even elephant (or maybe that’s just Bayon). But for the more adventurous (and moneyed) tourist, nothing beats an aerial view. You can take a helicopter ride (I met a helicopter pilot during a CouchSurfing meet-up...

Angkor Wet (Angkor Wat: Day 9, 08-Apr-09)

After a cloudly sunrise at Angkor Wat (which I blogged about), it was time for a quick breakfast before exploring the grounds. I joined the throngs of people leaving the premises and riding their tuk-tuks to one of the many restaurants in the area. As I was wrapping up breakfast, the rain started to fall....

The Sun Will Come Out… (Sunrise at Angkor Wat: Day 9, 08-Apr-09)

Sunrise at Angkor Wat is one of those so-called must-sees that would change your life forever. The sight of the sun rising and slowly revealing the glory of Angkor Wat is supposed to be awe-inspiring and absolutely beautiful. So, despite the fact that it meant waking up early and skipping breakfast, I told my tuk-tuk...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Cambodian Kid Climbing Phimeanakas

This week's TravelTuesday Picture of the Week is taken at one of the many structures in Angkor Thom (which I recently wrote about). Phimeanakas is a tall temple within Angkor Thom, with steep, crumbling steps leading to the top. I hesitated and wondered if it was safe, and if I could handle the tricky climb....

Day 8 (07-Apr-09): Temple Raider (Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, and Temples of Angkor)

My second day in Siem Reap and Angkor was spent exploring the so-called "heavy hitters" of Angkor, which included the magnificent complex of Angkor Thom, as well as the nature-ravaged ruins of Ta Prohm. These were places featured prominently in travelogues, as well as in pop culture, including shows such as The Amazing Race and...