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Published: October 17th 2012
Tickets for Angkor Wat
Confused ticket official trying to recognise the western faces on the tickets
Hello! Today I was up good and early again. Last night I bought my ticket to visit the temples around Sim Reap, Angkor Wat.
It is amazing to see how things are done in Cambodia, or anywhere for that matter. A ticket has to be purchased before being allowed in to see the insides of the temples. For this, I was taken, on the way to the sunset viewing, to a buying booth which is run by Government employees. There is huge prestige to be had being an employee as such; they are so efficient though (that is, when they decide to open the office!) and their quirky ways gave everyone in the queue a few smiles (and for the US visitors, a bit of impatience too - Well Yáll, we don't do this back home...
The ticket officials all sat at their desks and at 16:45 on the dot they all did the same hand actions, opened the booths and waved in sync with each other; fascinating!
We queued; they take a photo, take lots of money off you and tell you to go and wait for your ticket, and your change, which in my case it
Angkor Wat by night
The sunset wasn't there to be seen, the clouds covered it, such a shame, but at least I got to see the temples!
was $80 change (they don't take the Cambodian Riel in a lot of places, the US$ is more profitable for them!!). Minutes later, a poor lady (photo should be attached soon) has to go and find these strange looking western people to give them their ticket!
There isn't much to say about the temples really; if you weren't there then the information is probably boring as hell, so I'll spare you that one!
Hopefully some photos have uploaded now. I am then going to do yesterday's travel blog, and add photographs to the earlier ones.
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