If you looked forward to seeing Siem Reap because of Angelina Jolie’s Tomb Raider movie, that makes two of us!
Cambodia to my imagination is that intimate, culture-rich country where texture is everywhere and goodness is inherent.
It’s a spot in Southeast Asia where people in the streets are happy tripping, vibe is chilling, and the future of what it can be is bright.
Les Bambous Boutique Hotel (found via Airbnb)
Places/ Things to Do Only in Siem Reap
Visit the Tomb Raider Movie-Famed Temples
There are the 3 major temples that should not be missed. The rest are just a miniature or a look-a-like
Angkor Wat Temple
- photos full of sunrise shots and huuuge temples
- photos full of God portraits in concrete
Ta Prohm Temple
- photos full of trees
Read, chill, or just soak in the vastness of the moment
Have a conversation with your partner while resting your feet in the nearest pavement
Watch the sunrise feeling like a midget amidst an age-old fortress and the magnanimity of the universe
Observe the locals
Watch the sunrise in Angkor Wat with the rest of the whole of Siem Reap
Get lost in the temples and go walking with your friends, with a camera
Hike the steep stairs towards the temple Gods’ summits
Shoot the sunrise with the rest of the competing cameras for field view and get a stunning shot!
Remember your childhood while realizing the widest age disparity in front of you– that of the kid and the temples
Take some really artsy photograph and be pleased with yourself
Set foot and experience where Angelina Jolie shot Tomb Raider
Watch the Angkor Wat sunrise with friends fresh in bed clothes and not caring a damn inch! :p
Sit like a child complete with swaying legs and wear your best vacation hat ever like your life depends on it!
Then at night, after all the temples and the culture, visit the:
Have a really, really great time! Laugh hard. Make fun of everything. Pose like you just don’t care.
and then go back with another set of friends! : j
That caps off my Ho Chi Minh– Phnom Penh– Siem Reap Travelthon. If you just got here and you want to read the rest, you may start here: Why Vietnam has automatically dropped from my priority to-go list