PHOTO: Entrance to Ta Som Ruins at Angkor Wat, Cambodia July 5, 2021August 25, 2012 by Barbara Weibel SharePinTweetFlip Rain Slicked Stones Lead to Entrance of Ta Som Ruins at Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Isn’t it wonderful that they do not put up ugly yellow signs to warn people to watch their step when the walkway becomes slippery?? This site is awesome!! I can smell the dampness of the earth as I am led into this magical structure. Thank You!!
Stunning :)! It’s all I can say about anything Angkor Wat. I love how you can the doorways open in on each other as you’re looking back in the distance.
I’ve been traveling with you in thought with all these pictures of the Angkor Wat ruin site. I visited there about four years ago and as I’m a ruin site junkie, this is the mother of all sites! There is so much to see as it’s a very large site. As we only had four days (a vacation) we chose to hire a taxi and guide for three days. I’m glad we did as they took us to many places that we would have missed if we’d tried to do it all ourselves. How did you do your adventure?
Hi Steve: This was my second time at Angkor Wat, so I knew the ropes. I hired a cyclo-rickshaw driver for three days for $50, which ut him at my disposal from 4 in the morning until late at night. I went to the ruins before sunrise and left by 11 a.m. or noon, spent the hot part of the day at the pool, and returned to the ruins late in the day. Not only did that mean I wasn’t climbing stairs in the hottest part of the day, it also meant smaller crowds.
Hi Barbara, I’m afraid I’m loosing it again. You jogged my memory enough for me to remember that we actually only had the taxi for two days and we also did what you did for the third day by hiring a cyclo-rickshaw. We also hit the pool during the hottest part of the day too. That was a no-brainer!
We also took a shade break by the moat, facing “Angkor Wat” and did pencil sketches. There were three of us and after an hour or so, we each looked at each others and there were three completely different depictions of the same thing, unlike if we had each taken photos. Not that we didn’t take photos too! I also hope to return some day.