Siem Reap in April is very hot and sticky. I couldn’t even bear to be outside for more than 20 minutes but exploring the temples are so worth it. We woke up around 4:30 am to see the sunrise at Angkor Wat. Unfortunately, on the day we chose to go see it, it was cloudy and didn’t see the incredible sunrise. However, I was able to capture a more pinkish sunset which is beautiful regardless. I remember having to go really early to get tickets for all the access. From our Hotel Park Hyatt, we ordered a tuk-tuk to take us around. It’s definitely huge to go walking on your own cos even during the wee hours of the morning the air is already hot and steamy.
I have always dreamed of this moment the first time I watched Tomb Raider. I’ve always been so fascinated with Angkor Wat and the history around the world. I just really love going to museums, temples and library and get lost reading ancient history and learning all about how our world is evolving. It’s crazy to think how time changes. There was a time in the world where Cambodia was the most powerful land there is.
Our first stop after sunrise was Angkor Wat where we spent the whole morning before going back to the hotel to have breakfast and freshen up before going back. I had the most amazing time exploring the temples and actually felt like I was back in time. You could really feel the energy of the place if you disconnect yourself from the tourist crowd. There’s something so inspirational being here.
After 3 days exploring Siem Reap, we said goodbye to our amazing hotel and headed next to Manila for a night and then off to Bali.