Our last stop of the day was Ta Keo. Unlike many of the other temples, for which everything is set at ground level, there are steep steps to be climbed to get to the centre of this one. Steep, worn, uneven, and with nothing much to hold on to. The higher you got, the more you concentrated on not looking down. What do you mean, I’m exaggerating?
We had the place almost to ourselves when we got to the top. It was worth it to see out over the top of the jungle canopy. The heat of the day eases later in the afternoon, and the stillness makes it worth finding a quiet place for a while before heading back to Siem Reap.