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Angkor Wat

sunny 38 °C

The next day after arriving in Siem Reap we got up nice and early for Breakfast, an amazing buffet breakfast was included with the room price so we had a big breakfast to set us up for the day at Angkor. After breakfast we hired a Tuk Tuk driver for the day and he (Mr. Lek as he liked to be called) took us to Angkor and some of the surrounding temples. We stared off at the main temple, Angkor Wat.

When driving up towards the temple you are almost in a bit of shock to see the scale of the temple. It is surrounded by at moat that is about 80 wide and a wall about 5 meters high. The temple itself it located within the walls, and surrounded by what was once a small city but now there is not much to show that there once was a city within the walls. As mentioned, the scale of this temple is huge and words can't describe how big it is. I will let the pictures do the talking for me.
Angkor Wat Front Entrance

Angkor Wat Front Entrance

Angkor Wat front entrance

Angkor Wat front entrance

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Buddha at Angkor Wat

Buddha at Angkor Wat


Angkor Wat Moat

Angkor Wat Moat

Front Gate of Angkor Wat

Front Gate of Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat

Clara at a statue in Angkor Wat

Clara at a statue in Angkor Wat

Inside Angkor Wat

Inside Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Inside Angkor Wat

Inside Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat

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front gate of Angkor Wat

front gate of Angkor Wat

Ken snapping a picture of Angkor Wat

Ken snapping a picture of Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Buddha at Angkor Wat

Buddha at Angkor Wat

Sarah inside Angkor Wat

Sarah inside Angkor Wat

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Sarah at Angkor Wat

Sarah at Angkor Wat

Carvings at Angkor Wat

Carvings at Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Inside Angkor Wat

Inside Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Tyler at Angkor Wat

Tyler at Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Carvings at Angkor Wat

Carvings at Angkor Wat

Carvings at Angkor Wat

Carvings at Angkor Wat

Ken snapping pictures at Angkor Wat

Ken snapping pictures at Angkor Wat

Tyler at Angkor Wat

Tyler at Angkor Wat

Tyler at Angkor Wat

Tyler at Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

tourists at Angkor Wat

tourists at Angkor Wat

Steep stairs at Angkor Wat

Steep stairs at Angkor Wat

Locals at Angkor Wat

Locals at Angkor Wat

Detailed Carvings at Angkor Wat

Detailed Carvings at Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Carving at Angkor Wat

Carving at Angkor Wat

Sarah at Angkor Wat

Sarah at Angkor Wat

Tyler at Angkor Wat

Tyler at Angkor Wat

Ken at Clara at Angkor Wat

Ken at Clara at Angkor Wat

Sarah at Angkor Wat

Sarah at Angkor Wat

Buddha in Angkor Wat

Buddha in Angkor Wat

Tyler looking out over Angkor Wat

Tyler looking out over Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat

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View from Angkor Wat

View from Angkor Wat

Statue in Angkor Wat

Statue in Angkor Wat

Tyler looking out over Angkor Wat

Tyler looking out over Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat

Detailed carvings at Angkor Wat

Detailed carvings at Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Tyler at Angkor Wat

Tyler at Angkor Wat

Sarah at Angkor Wat

Sarah at Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Steep stairs at Angkor Wat

Steep stairs at Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Local Boy at Angkor Wat

Local Boy at Angkor Wat

local boy at Angkor Wat

local boy at Angkor Wat


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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Tyler at Angkor Wat

Tyler at Angkor Wat

Looking through to the main part of Angkor Wat

Looking through to the main part of Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat wall

Angkor Wat wall

Angkor Wat wall

Angkor Wat wall

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

When walking through Angkor its hard to imagine all the work that went into building the place. It must have taken thousands of workers so many years to build it. And the details that went into every piece of stone were just as amazing and awe inspiring. Although a lot of the details have eroded away over the years, there are still some pieces of stone that have the carvings that are still visible.

These pictures are just from the first of three days at Angkor. We are currently on Koh Samet right now enjoying the last few days of our trip. We will post photos and another blog about the rest of our time in Cambodia and Angkor when we arrive back in bangkok on the 17th. Right now we are going to go out and enjoy some sunshine and some beaches!!

Posted by Thai-Sarah 20:44 Archived in Cambodia Tagged tourist_sites

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