Cambodia Day 9: Angkor Archeological Complex

Today we woke up very late at 9 am after 8 days waking up early, we missed the first sunrise of 2017. We rushed for breakfast then showered before taking a tug-tug to Angkor Archeological Complex. We were free today, so we could do anything we’d like in Siam Reap. We visited temples we haven’t visited yesterday, among them East Mebond Temple, Ta Som, Preah Khan, and also the royal bathing lake called Srah Srang. We walked around each temple and finished touring around those complex around 14.00.

dscf1636Banteay Kdei Temple inside Angkor Archeological Complex, Siam Reap

dscf1676Srah Srang inside Angkor Archeological Complex, Siam Reap

dscf1683Srah Srang inside Angkor Archeological Complex, Siam Reap

dscf1701East Mebond Temple inside Angkor Archeological Complex, Siam Reap

dscf1719Monks in Ta Som Temple inside Angkor Archeological Complex, Siam Reap

dscf1722Monks in Ta Som Temple inside Angkor Archeological Complex, Siam Reap

dscf1731Gate of Preah Khan Temple inside Angkor Archeological Complex, Siam Reap

dscf1739Preah Khan Temple inside Angkor Archeological Complex, Siam Reap

dscf1750Preah Khan Temple inside Angkor Archeological Complex, Siam Reap

dscf1783Preah Khan Temple inside Angkor Archeological Complex, Siam Reap

dscf1802Preah Khan Temple inside Angkor Archeological Complex, Siam Reap

Then we had our lunch at Crystal Jade Kitchen in the Duty Free Shop near the city. The DFS sold many luxury branded goods such as Burberry, Salvatore, Omega, Cartier, etc. The layout of the store is also great and feel luxurious. Since the weather was blue and not cloudy like the last several days, we planned to watch the sunset at Angkor Wat today.

dscf1807An Empty Fields at Elephant Terrace inside Angkor Archeological Complex, Siam Reap

After lunch and touring the DFS, we have a massage nearby before heading back to Angkor Wat. We had the best sunset in Siam Reap with Angkor Wat as the background. At around 5.30 the police will ask the tourists to exit the site, we waited until the last minute to take the clear view of Angkor Wat without people in it.

dscf1818Angkor Wat Populated by Tourists at Evening, Siam Reap

dscf1953Angkor Wat, Siam Reap

dscf1975Angkor Wat at Sunset, Siam Reap

dscf2017Angkor Wat at Closing Time, Siam Reap

dscf2040Two Monk Outside Angkor Wat, Siam Reap

Then we headed back to Pub Street and paid our tug-tug driver $21 for the whole day service. I had dinner at the Steakhouse and ate lok-lak, a local beef cuisine. Meanwhile, my father ate BBQ of chicken, fish, and crocodile meat. At night we had another massage at the Temple, which in our view is the best massage place in town.

dscf2043Lok-lak, a local beef cuisine at The Steakhouse, Siam Reap

The next day, early in the morning we went to the airport and headed back to Jakarta via Kuala Lumpur. I guess the trip is over for now, but journey still continues.

About Kevin

Kevin is an Emerging Markets Research Analyst at a global macro investment firm based in Montreal, Canada. Originally trained to be a medical doctor, he found his passion in capital markets after being involved in managing portion of his family’s equity portfolio. Kevin holds Masters degree in both finance and management, has passed all levels of CFA exam, and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Professional Financial Modeller (PFM). He read voraciously and has a hobby of tinkering (read: programming) his systematic equity and volatility trading model for the “Quantimental” investment firm he founded. In his spare time, Kevin likes to travel the world and become a freelance photographer for Getty Images. To date, he has a portfolio of over 1200 pictures across 35 countries.
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1 Response to Cambodia Day 9: Angkor Archeological Complex

  1. Mel & Suan says:

    Oh yes it’s beautiful isn’t it. We enjoyed 3 full days of exploring the complexes too and came away awed by what the Khmers built in those times hundreds of years ago.

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