Arrived at Siem Reap International Airport at around 2:45PM after a delayed flight – Our airport pick up service has already transferred us to our hostel and advised that we meet early in the morning for our Angkor Wat and Temples Tour.
But before that, we were starving and already wanting to eat. So, we went out to look for a money changer and to have our late lunch / early dinner as well.
Guess we were too hungry to still take photos of our first local food experience! 🙂 It was served and before we know it, it was all gone!
So, I thought that we don’t have any photo of our first Khmer food experience, I was proven wrong when I dug into my phone, I saw these! Yummeeeh 🙂
After a while, we tried to have our first Khmer massage (trust me, there’s a lot of them offering cheap massage services! At least, cheaper than here in Malaysia). A foot and shoulder massage for 1 hour that costs $3.00 each!
Then, we went home straight to take a rest.
Day 1 begins!
Angkor WHAT? – the most common expression (on shirts, mugs, establishments, etc) you will see when visiting Siem Reap. Being known for their famous temple and the largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat.
Tip #1: Make sure you get a good night’s sleep a night before your scheduled tour to Angkor Wat as you’ll have to be up and moving as early as 4:30 AM if you want to catch the sunrise and aim to get a good spot for an awesome shot.
Since we don’t have our entrance tickets yet, our tuktuk driver drove us to a site where we queued up for tickets that cost $37 each for one whole day access to temples.
You can choose between the following:
1-day pass – $37
3-day pass – $62
7-day pass – $72Tip #2: Bring your own drinking water. It can get really warm while walking around even as early as 5:00 AM. And wear comfortable but not too revealing clothes. There are temples that will require you to wear sleeved clothing, so better have extra clothes or something to cover you up. I’ll talk about those temples on a separate post. 🙂
It was fun running after the sunrise. However, it was bit cloudy hence we didn’t see much of Mr. Sun.
But still good to try, you start early, you finish early.
Tip #3: This one is optional but ideal. Bring your own tripod. Everybody can get really busy taking photos and walking around – good thing though, there were also Filipinos walking around to help us press the shutter of our camera while it’s standing on the tripod. 🙂
Here are some photos from our Angkor Wat tour, our first Temple of the day:
And that was a quick sharing of our Angkor Wat Tour. Other temples’ photos are here on a separate post. 🙂