on January 19, 2006
I could go on and on about the temples of Ankor Wat, as they are beautiful and well worth the trip, so I'm just going to post some pictures.Some recommendations: buy either a book specifically dealing with the temples of Ankor Wat and/or hire a tour guide. If you hire a tour guide I recommend requesting one with many years of experience and/or a background in Cambodian history. I did both. My family and I went around with a tour guide for a few days. Then I spent one day going around by myself on a moto/tuk-tuk. Our tour guide wasn't great; in fact, his knowledge of the ancient Hindu temples was extremely poor. (I should note that I majored in religious studies, with concentrations in Buddhism and Hinduism, in college. So, for me, going around by myself was the most entertaining.) The moto experience was really fun; just bring a scarf or a handkerchief to cover your mouth when the road gets dusty.There's also a lot of walking up and down stairs, and they can be quite challenging for those with physical disabilities.
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