It’s uncrowded, but not to the point where it’s unsettling like “if I collapse in the jungle, no one will find my corpse for weeks”
Buckets and platters of your worst nightmare are arranged in mountainous piles: enormous spiders, grasshoppers and scorpions
This temple is built in the same Bayon architectural style and will be your first glimpse of peaceful smiling stone heads if you’re early into your trip
A classic example of “expectations vs. reality,” what the other websites and guides won’t show you is what a dismal bog Srah Srang can be if it hasn’t rained in a while
Banteay Samre is like the appetizer to the main entree that is Angkor Wat
This temple is like a miniature version of the nearby Pre Rup. A mini Rup, if you will.
Home to the iconic tree seen in “Tomb Raider,” it seems ridiculous that a tree has become so famous that people are flocking specifically to see it. Treebeard from “The Lord of the Rings” must be kicking a hobbit in a jealous rage right now.
Baksei Chamkrong is like the place you wander into when you’ve been unceremoniously turned away from the much cooler nightclub across the street.
It feels like the entirety of Phnom Bakheng is just for the ‘Gram. It’s not as spectacular as what was advertised but you have to continuously tell yourself that it’s going to be awesome because other people said so and you went through all the trouble of getting here.
Pre Rup can be ascended by very steep staircases at the four cardinal directions. If you were hoping that one of the staircases was “the easy one,” I didn’t find it.