Day 284 Angkor Wat (Cambodia) / motorbike GS Dakar RTW overland adventure traveller

January 16, 2015 • Blog • Views: 2339

Left 11.30am
15th January 2015
Miles rode 48 (77km)

It as good catching up with Garth yesterday and after breakfast he headed south, would our paths cross again?

Before visiting Angkor Wat (city of temples) I rode to Tonie Sap Lake (the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia) through miles of padi fields, small villages and eventually saw the impressive lake with fishermen working away on their small narrow boats.

I arrived early afternoon at Angkor Wat and wow what a great day.

The amount of temples and the size is so impressive, it’s the largest religious monument in the world and one of the most important archaeological sites of Southeast Asia built by the Khmer King in the 12th century.

Angkor Archeological Park extends over 400 square kilometres and consist of many temples. Angkor Wat is the main temple which for several centuries was the centre of the Khmer Kingdom.

Whilst there are so many tourist I didn’t feel as crowded as I thought I would as it covers such a massive area.

I’ll return tomorrow to explore further.

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2 Responses to Day 284 Angkor Wat (Cambodia) / motorbike GS Dakar RTW overland adventure traveller

  1. pamferry says:

    I am sure you are happy to be back on the road after the prolonged holiday. More amazing pics. Glad you are back blogging. Can’t believe you are moving towards one year away. Not even a little bit homesick?

  2. I loved Angkor Wat as well. Cambodia was incredible! In a half year trip across SE Asia, my 2-day trip through the Angkor area was a highlight. We went around via tuk tuk, so that might have been a different experience.

    If interested, I just posted about my experiences with a captioned photo driven post of the incredible temples here – you can see how close I got to them without any obstructions.
    http://visit50.com/amazing-angkor-wat/

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