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Siem Reap is the town next to the Angkor temples in Cambodia. My previous visits here go back to 2001 and 2003. It was crowded already. But then, uh... it just took on a whole new dimension. The traditional "sunset" in Bakheng Hill is worth the detour.
We can manage to take some pictures that make believe a temple in ruins little frequented ...
But the reality, at sunset, between 5 and 6:30 pm, is more like this:
Impressive, right? Don't be afraid... 😀
The temples are very beautiful, despite us tourists.
That said, I knew what to expect, in terms of traffic, when I came back here... And I could already see, in two tuk-tuk rides and a short walk back to the guesthouse, that Siem Reap has changed a lot in ten years. Big ugly hotels have sprung up everywhere.
Still, I'm glad to be here, back under the Asian skies. But I'm too tired tonight to do more. Tomorrow, first day of temple visits... I'll be back very soon to show you all this!