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Crowds at Ta Prohm  

Crowds at Ta Prohm

Umbrellas at Dawn, and Monkey Bum

September 15th 2014
So here I am in Siem Reap and the first order of the day was to visit Angkor Wat, the reason most people visit. Most people apparently do some research beforehand and visit in the dry season. However after I booked my tickets in what is considered the wettest month of the year I optimistically thought it wouldn't really matter because it would be low season for tourists, and the previous times I'd ... read more
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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
16th September 2014

Low season?
These low season crowds are truly frightening--what must the high and dry season be like? Great temples and beautiful carvings, but I'm with you, I don't need to know every detail. I prefer to research on my own and then experience and sense the place, rather than listen to a boring litany. Must admit, I'm guide phobic; still, what amazing temples and jungles!
17th September 2014

Low season
I would really hate to be here in high season...although yesterday I went to some more out of the way temples and there were fewer crowds there. I can't even imagine what it would be like in the height of the season with everyone trying to get the perfect shot of the sunrise!

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