The Angkor Temples are a must for any visit to Cambodia. This is a photo post, but first, I would like to share two tips I would have liked to have been given before I went:
1.Wear sturdy shoes!
For some ridiculous reason, I chose to wear flip flops. Climbing up steep stone steps in monsoon rain + flip flops = bad idea. Trainers on the second day was much better.
2. Spend at least two days visiting the temples
It is not just Angkor Wat. Each temple is unique. We did two days, but would have done them differently in hindsight. Instead of getting a tuk tuk to see the main sights, hire a bike – it is much cheaper! Hire a tuk tuk to allow you to see many of the temples more further afield that are just as impressive.
We cycled the larger route instead (30km) which was long and painful. Whenever people in the tuk tuks raced past, they looking back at us in horror. We were mad! The heat, humidity, monsoon and cheap and uncomfortable bikes all made it for an unpleasant experience. We sank into chairs at the first restaurant we spotted on return to Siem Reap and devoured the best burgers we had ever eaten.