I thought our Thai language would be somewhat similar. I had never been so wrong.
At the Siem Reap International Airport
Tuk Tuk pickup accommodation from the hotel, Gloria’s Angkor Hotel (Super cheap, the service exceeds the price, great rooms).
As you can see, there are no sidewalks, only a dusty side roads.
Arrived at the hotel. It wasn’t in the city area as I hope it would.
Let’s head to the Pub street in the old town area. Pub street is a great place to escape after an all day tour around Siem Reap archaeological parks and temples.
This place is filled with nice restaurants and not as crowded as I thought (Well compared to Khaosan Road in Bangkok anyway).
Rule number one, first thing you order at a local restaurant should be a local beer. Since tomorrow I have to wake up at 3 AM to go see the sunrise at Angkor Wat, a beer should send me straight to bed.
Woke up at 3 AM, and my private driver was waiting for me at the hotel lobby (Very punctual). He drove me to the ticket booth, and I paid USD for a one day access to all temples. My driver reminded me that I have to keep this ticket at all times because there will be guards at the entrance of every temples checking my pass.
It was a little cloudy but still, it was magnificent. Especially the sunlights reflecting in the water. Magnificent..
I was bored watching the sunrise with other hundreds of tourists so I decided to take a walk and explore a little bit more before the crowd flocks in.
As I walked inside I saw a corridor that seems to continue to no end. The scale of this place is humongous!
People started flocking in to the compound.
Unfortunately, some parts are still under renovation.
Looks like a great place to sit and look at the horizon. The Angkor Wat in the morning was so calm and quiet, I could see myself wandering around this place for hours.