Where do you dream of going? … We dreamt of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Several Years ago when reading, Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel: Top 500 Places to See the place that stood out, and inspired us the most, was Angkor around Siem Reap, and so the planning began.
In Feb 2017 we were able to visit and it did not disappoint.
We had arranged to stay at the Golden Temple Hotel, who arranged everything for us. We would highly recommend them if you are looking for somewhere to stay in Siem Reap, and they are also part of a group of hotels so whatever your budget you can stay with this excellent company.
Watch the Sun Rise above Angkor Wat – this is one of the most amazing things and moment of this trip, and if you go you have to do this. You will need to arrive about 30mins before sun rise to ensure you get a good place to watch it from. Most go inside the walls to the temple area, but Nat (Our Guide) suggested sitting just outside by the moat, which was a great idea as you get to take the whole view in and see the sun come up between the Angkor Wat Towers.
We spent the time in Siem Reap touring around this truly breathtaking place. Our Tour Guide, Tep Nat, who was such a great guy and gave us such great information about Angkor and Siem Reap.
1 of the best temple sites was Ta Prohm, or as its nick named Tomb Raider Temple, this feels so unreal and you could spend all day lost in this jungle engulfed ancient temple.
Other things we loved is boat rides on the ancient Angkor Moat and spending time roaming around the inside of the Old Angkor City.