We spent three days exploring the temples of Angkor in the Batmobile. Yes, really, the Batmobile!:
There are three ticket options available. One day is $20, three days is $40 and can be used on any day within seven days of the ticket being issued or you can buy a week ticket for $60 to be used any day within a month period. Three days was perfect for us. Enough time to see the main sights as well as a few further away temples. One day seems like madness as you would miss so much and end up exhausted from rushing round. Seven days would be a bit much for us, but would be great for anyone wanting to see absolutely everything.
We chose to do the Grand Circuit first, saving the Small Circuit with the crown jewel of Angkor Wat for the second day. On our last day we headed out to Bantreay Shrei via the Land-mine Museum.
I’m going to let the pictures do the rest of the talking. The temples of Angkor were spectacular. I have never been to such a vast, impressive and well preserved historical site such as this before.
Prasat Preah Khan
Our first temple. It was huge! This was when we realised just how big the temples are and how much exercise we were going to get over the next few days.
The temple wasn’t so exciting, but the views as you walked along the causeway to it were incredible.
Prasat Ta Som
Our tuk tuk driver suggested this one. It is tucked away down a dirt track and there was hardly anyone there. The quietness of it and the setting in the forest made this one of our favourite temples.
One of my favourites. It is currently undergoing restoration work so the middle section is closed off to the public.
The crown jewel of Angkor. It took us hours to explore this massive temple.
This was one of my favourites with its dark narrow passage ways and the copious head carvings decorating the towers at the top.
Spot the reclining Buddha in the third photo!
Terrace of the Elephants
Bantreay Shrei is all about the delicate carvings that decorate this temple.
Our last temple. We staggered around with creaking knees before collapsing back into the Batmobile to go back to our guesthouse.