The temples of Angkor are located close to Siem Reap, an acient city in the Northwestern part of Cambodia. These old and majestic temples will tell you the story of a bygon age. However, these temples also depict an important telling of the present / past religious, and cultural history of Cambodia.
Impressions & initial thoughts
My family and I visited these ancient temples with our Cambodian family, and together we spent this gloomy day exploring the grounds of Angkor. We got to visit three different sights, and I documented almost every crooked corner and engraved stone with my camera. However, I find that one day spent exploring the temples of Angkor is definitely not enough! The area of Angkor is actually quite big, and so the attractions might be more than you might expect. If you are planning on visiting these great sites, I would recommend setting aside at least three days to explore. Another tip would be to explore as early as possible, or at a later hour of the day, as the crowds tend to become quite overwhelming at midday. Oh, and pictures often time end up better when avoiding direct and harsh sunlight.
This place was wonderful and the atmosphere intense! It felt as though I was entering another time, an era of success, and I could almost see the munks wandering around the long hallways of Angkor Wat. My memories from this place are endless, and I will cherish these for a long time to come.