Siem Reap – Day 2 (6th Aug 2012) [continues]


Lunch was mainly Khmer food which tends to be sweeter than normal, full of vegetables and coconut milk.

Next stop, the only temple that faces West in the Angkor Archaeological Park…

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat - Hidden Among the Trees

Angkor Wat - The Causeway

Gallery of Bas-Reliefs

Angkor Wat - Gallery of Bas-Reliefs

Angkor Wat - Interior

Climbing Five-Towered Temple, Mount Meru, within Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat - Climb to Five-Towered Temple, Mount Meru

One of the five towers of Mount Meru

Angkor Wat - One of the Five Towers, Mount Meru

The tour ended early for today. My sister and I decided to join a Quad Bike tour with Siem Reap Quad Bike Adventure (booked through the hotel with free pick-up and drop-off). There are two companies – do choose Siem Reap Quad Bike Adventure because of their newer bikes, professionalism and regard for safety; the other company seems to condone reckless speeding with older bikes. Do try the Sunset at Padi Field 1-hr tour (US$28 per pax) and remember to wear long pants to protect your legs against the engine heat. More information at http://www.srquadbikeadventure.com/

Siem Reap Quad Bike Adventure  (2)

Siem Reap Quad Bike Adventure  (1)

After Quad Biking, we went back to the hotel for the Raffles’ Apsara Terrace BBQ Buffet Dinner. The classical Apsara dance was captivating, but the BBQ Buffet Dinner was okay and not really worth the price in my opinion.

Lounge and Pool

Raffles Apsara Dance & Dinner (2)

Poolside Bar

Raffles Apsara Dance & Dinner (3)

The Apsara Terrace

Raffles Apsara Dance & Dinner (1)

Been a long day. More temples tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.

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