When I was living in Thailand last year one of the trips I had planned was to Siem Reap, Cambodia to see Angkor Wat. I ended up returning back to the US early to take a job on the Alabama, and so unfortuantely never made it.
While my trip to Angkor Wat would have been super-budget and no frills, today I’ve decided to faux-plan a luxury stay.
First of all, the main reason for the trip: Angkor Wat
photo by Trey Ratcliff.
Angkor Wat was built in the 12th century and dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, and later served as Buddhist temple. It’s the go-to example of Khmer architecture, and has an outer wall that encloses the 203 acres that comprise the site. There’s also moat. It’s been awhile since I crossed over a moat.
A lot of people do early morning hikes to watch the sun come up at the temple, and so that would defintiely be on the itinerary.
As for where to stay, I think I would go for the Amansara Resort:
… and then head over to the Hotel de la Paix for a meal at Meric:
ok. Let’s book it.
…the actual trip I would have taken would have probably cost me $15 a day. Just saying.