Photographer's Note

The first time we visited Angkor Wat was about 15 years ago. Back then Siem Reap was a non-descript 1-street town with a handful of cheap guesthouses and, I believe, one bar (which we didn't bother to visit). To get to some of the more remote temples it wasn't easy to arrange transportation.

Things have changed. Siem Reap is a bustling tourist center with countless hotels, bars and restaurants catering for the masses of foreign tourists.

We knew. And we were afraid to come away disappointed by it all. But we weren't. The temples of Angkor Wat are as captivating as ever and by carefully timing your visit, you can escape the crowds. And, most importantly, in spite of the often demanding influx of tourists, the Cambodians remain friendly as ever.

Timeless beauty.


This picture was shot within the main Angkor Wat temple itself.


song title reference: Gillan

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