Angkor Wat: Roaming The Ruins

I made it to Angkor Wat! I’ve been wanting to go to this temple for ages.

I got to Siem Reap, planned out my day, hired a tuk tuk driver to chauffeur me around (cost: $12), and headed out. I brought all of my camera equipment including tripod, gopro, and selfie stick.

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It was so cool to see the temple in real life. Seeing something in real life that you’ve seen so many pictures of is just a surreal feeling. The first time I saw the eiffel tower in real life, I got very emotional. I have a hard time putting into words the feeling that I got. Angkor Wat gave me an awe struck feeling; it’s just stunning and has a haze around it, creating a magical feeling.

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In the temple, it is required for women to wear pants that go past the knees, and you must cover your shoulders as well. I brought a short sleeve shirt to cover my shoulders when walking around. There are monks in the temple, praying to the buddha statues. Monks are highly respected.

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Angkor Wat is a massive temple. It is just huge. It was pretty crowded on the Sunday that I went, but I was lucky enough to claim a spot to set up my tripod and get all the pictures I could ever want. 🙂

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Angkor Wat was the first of five temples on my little tour. There are two possible tour routes that one can take; the short tour or the long tour. I chose the short tour – I wanted to get back before lunch. Five hours of temple touring is enough for me. 🙂 A one day ticket to the temples will cost you $20, or you can get a three day ticket for $40.

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I tried to get a picture of the temple, but because there were so many people, it didn’t quite work out. Instead I took this one from google.

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It was a great experience and I’m so happy I got to check out this amazing temple.

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