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.


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.


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.


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. 🙂



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.


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.




  1. Nicole Barnes
    July 26, 2016 / 11:02 pm

    Very cool Amanda. The pictures are beautiful! Nicole (Nikki) your mom’s friend from high school.

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