One of the must see places in South-East Asia is Angkor Wat. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in Cambodia. Angkor Archaeological Park which includes forest area stretches over approximately 400 km2 and contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 15th century. Preserved are the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and the Bayon Temple with its breathtaking sculptural decorations. The Park is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Nick Ulecka, one of our volunteers teaching English in Thailand, visited Angkor during one of the long weekend breaks.Let’s see what he said about his experience!
“I went into Cambodia with another volunteer in order to see the spectacle of Angkor Wat. We had planned this in advance, and it just so happened that we both had Thursday off. That meant another day to explore the ruins.
Thursday morning we got a shared 3 hour minibus to the Thailand/Cambodia border. The border crossing took 2 hours to finally cross. After crossing, it was another 2 hours to Siem Reap. We walked around the town for a while, but were both very tired.
Friday morning we awoke at 4:30 in order to see the sunrise at Angkor Wat, which was amazing. There were a lot of people nearby, which took away some of its majesty. Most of the temples were indeed crowded, but that was expected. That day we went to Angkor Wat, Bayon, Terrace of the Elephants, Thommanon, Ta Keo, Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei, and Prasat Kravan. My favorite was Ta Prohm because the trees growing within the temple looked astonishing.