Cambodia Photos: A Day at the Spectacular Temples of Angkor Wat

Yep. So the whole magical, spiritual, life-affirming sunrise experience at Angkor Wat was anything but. Dang it. But now you know.

Turns out, if you want the beautiful, serene experience we were expecting the morning of our visit, you really have to go to another part of the temple complex that isn’t just absolutely wall-to-wall bonkers with throngs of camera-happy tourists and five-year old kids relentlessly trying to sell you stuff. The good news is there are lots and lots of those kinds of quiet, hidden, out of the way places! The complex is absolutely massive, of course. So you just have to explore a little bit to find them. And we’ll be sure and remember that if we ever get the chance to visit again.

And yes, despite the madness that was sunrise on the day of our visit, we would absolutely go back to Angkor Wat. In a heartbeat. It’s an amazing, amazing place. Every bit as spectacular as we’d been led to believe! And below are just a few of the photos we snapped during that busy day of filming, which admittedly don’t come close at all to doing the place justice. And if you’d like to learn more about the fascinating history of the complex take a gander at the Wikipedia write-up on Angkor Wat which is thoroughly thorough (and includes so much more information than we could possibly go into here).

But yeah. What a place! Ever been? Got any suggestions that might help other folks planning a visit? Leave ’em in the comments below. We’d love to hear about your experiences there!

Meantime, enjoy the photos. And thanks as always for watching and following along guys. We so appreciate it!

Cheers y’all! Safe travels!

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  1. Thomas Bachorczyk

    Enjoy your programs, but have to admit when your last show first came on and you said it was about Cambodia, I almost changed the channel.I thought, “Cambodia, what could be appealing about that place ?”. I guess I automatically thought back to the Vietnam war years and all that went on then. But I decided to watch the show and was amazed. Beautiful architecture and everyone there looked so happy and friendly. You completely changed my image of that place. BUT, there’s NO WAY I could ever down a Tarantula ! LOL.

    • Oh my gosh. Thank you so very much for reaching out and telling us what you thought of the show. It warms our hearts to hear comments like yours. It makes us feel like maybe we’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing after all. It’s definitely our dream to introduce (or re-introduce) folks to places all over the world. To help people see that the world is not a scary place but instead a beautiful place with friendly people. So thank you again for letting us know what the show meant to you. It truly means so much to us. And I’m with you on the tarantula! We’ll let that be Dusty’s thing! lol 馃槈

  2. Marion Massie

    I watch the show on Cambodia very beautiful scenery nice people the end of the show tore my heart out the torture that was done for someone’s demented pleasure it was a good show thank you

    • Hello Marion. Thank you for watching! It was definitely heartbreaking to see and therefore a hard story to tell. But we felt like the story needed to be told and people needed to see the strength of the Cambodian people. The smiles on their faces were magical, weren’t they? And Cambodia is so beautiful! Thanks again for watching and for reaching out! We hope you’ll continue to come along for the ride! 馃槈

  3. Brenda Young

    Thank you for documenting Cambodia, the good and the bad. I try to learn as much as I can because my son-in-law is from Cambodia.

    • Thank you for watching Brenda! It’s a fascinating, beautiful place. And the people were just amazing. Hope you’ll get to go someday! Cheers!

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