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Angkor Thom

Angkor Temples: Day 1

November 10th 2007
We bought a 3 day Angkor Temple pass, and planned to visit most of the main areas. We hired Mr. Bann, a tuk-tuk driver from the hotel to drive us around for the day ($10 USD). He waited for us while we went to each temple. Angkor Wat is about a 15 minute ride from Siem Reap. The temples are actually pretty far apart - not very walkable. Renting bikes would be a good idea, but a bit tiring in t ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap

Cambodian Flag Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, whose Angkor Empire extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Subsequently, attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the ... ... read more
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