On our second guided temple day, we got up before the sunrise to head to Angkor Wat. It was one of the highlights of the trip, not just for the great views, but also for the incredible sense of experience and bonhomme that all of the hundreds of visitors from dozens of countries shared. The sunrise was greated with hushed awe, and then general wellwishing, backslapping, and pleasantries in a multitude of languages. We popped back to the guesthouse for a quick breakfast and coffee with San, our driver, and were joined by our guide afterwards. We then took in the Grand Tour, which covered the following temples:
- Preah Khan
- Neak Pean
- Ta Som
- Banteay Kdey
That's a lot of temples. I have to admit, we both started getting some temple fatigue around Banteay Kdey - broken a bit by having to navigate around some cows at the entranceway.