Angkor Wat at around 6:30am.
You may need to come earlier to get a good spot for photos. There were probably a thousand or more tourists who wants to bring home a sunrise shot of the Angkor Wat.
Went straight inside the temple instead of waiting for the sun to show up.
How I wish temples were like this the whole day. :) Peaceful and less crowded.
My other goal that morning was to go up the top of the temple.
"Gates" open around 7:30-8:00am but if you're in a rush, you may pay extra USD5.00 to the guards.
I wonder where the extra USD5.00 goes? Probably inside their pockets. Talk about corruption.
I'm too cheap to pay extra so I opt to wait just like this guy.
After a few minutes, I'm finally at the top. And yes, no extra charge. Please take note that they have a very strict dress code here, make sure you're covered.
View from the top. See the yellow dot? It's the Angkor Hot Air Balloon
Goodluck to people with arthritis. It was a bit hard climbing up and down the steep stairs. Haha.
Temperatures were rising as the sun goes up.. it was time to leave.
I left before 9:00am, check out this couple sweating like there's no tomorrow. Yes, its hot in Siem Reap.