This travel series is about to end after Day 7! How have you been liking this series?? I hope you find it somewhat interesting because I sure did. Day 5,6 and 7 are really similar, therefore I have decided to put all three days together! What we did…? Read on to find out!
On Day 5, 16 December 2014, we woke up extremely early to catch the sunrise at Angkor Wat temple. We woke up at about 4am, in hopes to catch the beautiful gradient of colours in the sky. We enjoyed a chilly tuk-tuk ride in the darkness to the ticket entrance of the temple. We got ourselves the 3-day pass as we thought it would be a rush to visit most temples in a day . They also have passes for a day and 7-days if you are a temple enthusiast. When we got to Angkor Wat, there were many people waiting for the sunrise as well. We squeeze through the crowd to get the best view and waited.
We waited till about 6.30am and it was not our lucky day. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy day and I believe everyone there was disappointed. However we did not let it spoil our day as we carried on with our excursion after breakfast. (Advise! We ate at the street vendors beside Angkor Wat. The food are pricey and not very fantastic. So therefore, I suggest visitors to prepare breakfast before heading to the temples or have a bite before visiting.)
After breakfast we proceeded into the majestic Angkor Wat. A friendly tour guide approached us and asked if we needed a guided tour, we kindly took his offer. And… The temples visiting begins!
Most of the temples are in terrible ruins right now, and Cambodia is trying their best to conserve the temples. So if you visit, please be cautious as it is a holy site and be mindful of your steps as the temples do not have even ground.
The temples are amazing and I was so fortunate to be able to walk through such grounds.
We were knocked out for the 3 days we visited the temples. Temple visiting is for the fit and healthy, but I believe everyone should try when in Cambodia!
After a day of temple visitings, we had dinner at a local street vendor. We had steamboat with barbeque beef. It was so cheap and very fulfilling.
We ended our last night in Cambodia shopping at the night market, getting cheap bargains! It was a fun and chill evening, the last night. We bid farewell to the friends we met in Siem Reap and headed straight back to our guesthouse to rest for the night and the next day is back to sunny or gloomy Singapore.
Siem Reap have been such a good host to me and I would be a returning guest! Lovely people, good food and beautiful places. It was a very good trip!
To all planning to visit Siem Reap, year-end between November and December is a great time as the weather is chilly and windy! Thats what I missed most, the chilly weather! 🙂
All right all! I hope you have enjoyed my Cambodia travel series. Look forward to other travel series coming up this year as I maybe travelling to somewhere… 🙂 Till next time, Ciao~