Temple Day 2: Angkor Wat Sunrise and Banteay Srey
On the morning of Friday, February 19th, we got up early at 4:15am and got on the bus at 5:15am to go to Angkor Wat to watch the sunrise. It was gorgeous! It was crowded but it didn’t matter, there were still excellent views.
We wandered around Angkor Wat for a couple hours while the crowds were small.
Eventually we came to the line to go up to the top terrace. They only let a certain number of people up at a time because the stairs up are steep and dangerous and it would get too crowded otherwise. There were guards turning people away for not wearing the proper attire (shoulders, belly, and knees covered). The view front the top was awesome.
We left Angkor Wat and rode the bus for 45 minutes to Banteay Srey, the women’s temple. It’s a small temple with amazing relief carvings.
On the way home we had a brief stop at the Landmine Museum ($2 admission).
In the evening mom donated blood at a children’s hospital.
Then we had massages and I did the fish massage where the little fish nibble your feet. It tickled A LOT. Tomorrow we are leaving Siem Reap for Kampong Cham.