Be like Lara Croft! Adventures await at Angkor, Siem Reap!

By engeliz
Guest writing original post 

Travelling has always been one of my greatest pleasures in life, and visiting every country in the world is a dream which I’ll use my lifetime to fulfil.

In September 2015, I had the chance to visit one of the UNESCO   World Heritage, Angkor Archeological Park located in Siem Reap, Cambodia! 
The Park houses several important architecture from the Khmer Empire (9th to the 15th centuries). Though they may appear ruin-like, the magnificent structures do not fail to keep me in awe throughout my time spent there.
It cost US$ 20.00 for 1-day pass into the park. I got my mugshot taken and before I know it, I had my personalized Angkor pass! Do make sure the pass never gets lost before exiting the Park though, as there is said to be a significant fine for not possessing a valid ticket while inside the park.

Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom are perhaps the most famous of the temples located in the Park. That said, tourists (myself included) are swarming these places, making them impossible to enjoy… or so I thought. Venturing deep into these temples, away from the crowd, there is much beauty and serenity waiting for you to find and explore.

I felt like an explorer, much like Lara Croft (neh, I don’t do raids), going around and discovering the faces looking afar, the sculptures and inscriptions on the walls, and at times, that perfect photo moment!

 Nature was everywhere. Being a city girl, everything is new and amazing. There was life everywhere and even the inanimate seems so alive!

With great weather and perfect natural lighting, photos came out great, even for someone like me. Luckily or unluckily, the skies started changing as I left the last temple of my journey.

 The Angkor Archeological Park is really a place where everyone should give a visit to, be it you are a photography enthusiast, a nerd for good ol’ culture and history, or simply love to see new sights. It is said that the sunrise at Angkor Wat and sunset at Phnom Bakheng are of great views, which sadly, I didn’t manage to go see neither of them. But hey, that’ll means I now have an excuse to come back again! Angkor Archeological Park, wait for me!!

In the meantime, be Adventurous, be Brave, and be Curious!





















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