When getting to Siem Reap first thing you need to do is to get your pass to the Ancient City of Angkor. Being a World Heritage Site they require each visitor to be registered with a face photo taken at the same spot indicating the dates you will be accessing the area. They sell 1 day, 3 days and 7 days tickets.
Nobody knows with certainty why this amazing city was suddenly abandoned by its citizens. Walking around the Ancient Angkor is literally like playing the explorer and trying to find out why they had the urge of leaving this beautiful place built over hundreds of years.
Their architecture knowledge and design style was so advanced and refined. Only another ancient civilisation comes instantly to our minds when observing Angkor, and this is the Ancient Egypt.
Getting up very early to catch the sunrise over Angkor Wat is something you and the hundreds of other explorers won't want to miss! This is one of our favourite captions where we are shooting all the visitors trying to snap the perfect sunrise shot. Btw the tuk tuk race that you will be involved in from your hotel to the main temple of Angkor Watt at 5 in the morning is something we will always remember.
Angkor’s vast complex of intricate stone buildings includes preserved Angkor Wat, the main temple, which is pictured on Cambodia’s flag.
You can spend days and days observing and reading the detailed marks on some of the better preserved temples in Angkor. Trying to learn how they used to live, dance, dress...
Giant, mysterious faces are carved into the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom. They have been called many names over the years but our favourite is the "Mona Lisa of Asia", they just have that mysterious smile on their face that makes you wonder if they are alive.
Finally the sun decided to appear in between the towers of Angkor Wat. This is simply magic, you just have to live it.
Back to explorer mode. Tuk tuk around and stop whenever you find an interesting temple, animal or tree.
Archeologists discovered a very complex system of water channels all over Ancient Angkor that confirms how advanced and modern this civilisation was.