31.07.16 – Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
The only reason travellers come to Siem Reap is to visit the Ancient Ruins of Angkor. Angkor was the capital of the Khmer Empire for 600 years, until the 15th century and at its height had 1 million residents. Today, all that remains are the ruins of the city temples. Many of the temples are being restored with the help of foreign governments, and the process is slow, the results are incredible.
We bought a three day pass and saw so much. You can definitely get ‘templed out’ if you’re not careful. The highlight for us was Ta Prohm, which is the temple where most of the movie Lara Croft – Tomb Raider was filmed. We loved getting lost in the temple and finding some great places to sit and absorb all that Angkor Wat is about; seeing the detail and appreciating the age and history of the city.
We’ll let the photos do the talking this week!