My mom and I spent a 5-day holiday in Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Angkor, in Cambodia’s northern province of Siem Reap, is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia.
Tuk-tuk, a motorcycle with a cabin attached to the rear, is the most popular vehicle tourists choose. We took Tuk-tuk to visit the most impressive temples around Angkor Wat and went to Banteay Sreian and Beng Mealea by car.
During these days, we witnessed the beauty of the Khmer Smile, the glory of sunrise and sunset, and the delicious Khmer cuisine. The wonderful trip left an indelible impression in our memory.
Angkor Wat is one of the greatest ancient temples in the world. To see the sunrise of Angkor Wat, we got up very early around 5 am. When we arrived, there were lots of people waiting in front of the lotus pool. The sunrise was really beautiful. The right amount of cloud covers the sky transforming from inky navy blue to crimson, pink, and red as the sun begins to climb over the horizon.
The carving implies great stories of the ancient Khmer Empire.
Sunset at Bakheng Hill
To catch a spectacular sunset, we climbed the steps leading up to Bakheng Hill. The colors are very rich and deep.
On the top of the hill, there is an old temple called Phnom Bakheng. It’s the first major temple constructed in the Angkor area, marking the move of the capital of the Khmer empire from Roluos to Angkor in the late 9th century AD.
The Power of the Nature
Children in Cambodia