Monkeying around the temples of Angkor

Have you seen “The Jungle Book?” Well, if so, you are basically going to be on the set of the monkey temple scene. But for real – Monkeys and temples – EVERYWHERE. Those monkeys are cute little thieves.  

I was fortunate to spend three days exploring the famous Angkor in the fall of 2014. I was given the option to either buy a one-day pass or a three-day pass and I highly recommend the three-day pass if you have the time. There are way too many temples to explore and one day will be a bit hectic. The Angkor National Museum is a great place to visit beforehand to get a little background on what you will be seeing. 

Here is how it was done:

Day 1: Bicycle ride around the small circuit.

Day 2: Hire a tuk-tuk to take you to watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat. Yes, it is very touristy, but that happens, right? Just do it. Continue onto the grand circuit for the remainder of the day.

Day 3: Rent mini motorbikes and explore what you have not yet seen.  

 

This was one of THE BEST sites I have ever explored because the temples were each so UNIQUE and GINORMOUS. Some of my favorite pics of that trip posted below.

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