Sunset on the Bakheng Hill Temple. Siem Reap, Cambodia. February 2011.
Sunset on the Bakheng Hill Temple. Siem Reap, Cambodia. February 2011.

Tourist in Siem Reap

  Cambodia and Thailand - February 2011

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the weird sentences and the funny mistakes that could have been generated during the process. If you can read French, click on the French flag below to access the original text:

Siem Reap is the city next to the temples of Angkor, Cambodia. My previous passages here go back to 2001 and 2003. There were people already. But there, uh ... it has taken another dimension outright. 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 ...

Sunset on the Bakheng Hill Temple. Siem Reap, Cambodia. February 2011.
Sunset on the Bakheng Hill Temple. Siem Reap, Cambodia. February 2011.

But the reality, at sunset time, between 17h and 18h30, is rather that:

Bakheng Hill Temple. Siem Reap, Cambodia. February 2011.

Impressive, isn't it? Don't be afraid... 😀

The temples are very beautiful, despite us tourists.

The crowd of tourists is waiting for sunset on the Bakheng Hill temple. Siem Reap, Cambodia. February 2011.

That said, I knew what to expect, question attendance, coming back here ... And I could already see, in two rounds of tuk-tuk and a small walk to return to the guesthouse, that Siem Reap has changed well in ten years. Big bad hotels have sprung up everywhere.

Nevertheless, I am delighted to be here, back in the skies of Asia. But I'm too slammed tonight to do longer. Tomorrow, first day of visiting the temples ... I'll be back soon to show you all that!

  Cambodia and Thailand - February 2011

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