Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Angkor Wat

Did you know...that if you go to Angkor Wat at 5 to see the sunset they'll let you in for free? And they might let you in early if it's just you on your bike and you speak to them in Khmer. But if you go in a group of 5 tuk tuks they might not let you in early, but 5:20 is still enough time to see the sunset.
There was a moment when we were staring up at the heart of Angkor Wat, the towers from the first picture, the ones you see all over post cards, the ones on the flag. We were wondering if we could go inside them, since the ancient stairs were blocked off, when one of my friends comes running around the corner, there were stairs we could go up. So we all take off running, through Angkor Wat, at sunset, just us. I stopped and though dang, this is like National Treasure, is this actually happening? Sadly when we made it over there the guards were helping the last people out and then continued to escort us the rest of the way out. I still got some cool shots, much to their chagrin.

If you make it to Cambodia, so see Angkor Wat. It's amazing. I had no idea there were so many complexes of temples. They say to actually see it, it takes 3 days. I can't wait to go back and spend more time there.


Jessica said...

How beautiful! And I love your shoes in the picture with Hal.
I just mailed out your Christmas package today - I'm not sure how long it takes to get there, but we hope you get it soon!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'm glad to hear you had a great time!!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh my gosh, so pretty!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Looks like you are having such a great time!

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