After arriving very late the night before, we decided to allow ourselves a few extra hours of much-needed sleep before heading out for a long walk all over Phnom Penh. Isn’t the architecture in Cambodia just incredible??
After a long day of walking we did a sunset cruise. A bit of a tourist cliche, but it was well worth the bottomless ‘free’ beers and view of the sun setting over the city!
Most of day 2 was spent on a minibus travelling to Siem Reap. We had the most comfortable journey thanks to the bus company booking us in the front seats next to the driver. Can’t complain about the extra legroom and uninterrupted view!😬
This was the absolute highlight of this trip. I have dreamed about seeing this place in person for years and it’s still hard to believe that I actually went there! The sheer size of this temple blew my mind. I didn’t realise how tall the structure would be either (Descending the stairs from ‘heaven’ made me freak out just a little).
Our lovely tuk-tuk driver insisted on taking a photo of us in front of the gate. He said that he thought it was one of the best spots in the park. He might be on to something...
What I found most interesting about Angkor Thom was that despite being a really famous temple, it had nowhere near as much traffic as Angkor Wat even though it’s an incredible place. I was blown away by how well-preserved the work on this temple is.
Tomb Raider or Temple Run?
Ta Prohm is like something out of a science fiction film(minus hundreds of tourists). Seeing how nature is taking back the land it once owned is a humbling experience.
On our last day in Phnom Penh, we went to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and a couple of markets. It didn’t feel right to take any photos at the museum because of all that had happened on those grounds. It was my second time at the museum and it still hit me as hard as it did last year. Cambodia and its wonderful people hold a place in my heart❤️