siem reap day 1


Sieam Reap and Angkor Wat are nearly synonymous. The city was built around a cluster of magnificent ancient temples; some dating back over 1000 years. We awoke at 4am on our first day in Cambodia to embark on a sunrise tour of Angkor Wat and its surrounding temples. Fighting our way through a dense crowd of like-minded tourists we were able to witness the sky come to life over the distinctly shaped towers of this 8th Wonder of the World. Massive scale and intricate detail collided to create an awe-inspiring, bucket-list sight. Throughout the course of the day our friendly guide shared some of the ancient history of the area and the specific temples, detailing the lives of Khmer kings and the fusion of Hinduism and Buddhism that gives this place a unique appearance and important spiritual significance.