Angkor Wat is the most famous Cambodian temple. This 12th century temple was originally built as a Hindu temple and then later became Buddhist temple.
I am there early, before 5 am to be exact. Myself and probably thousands of other people are there to watch what is the wonder of the Angkor Wat sunrise. When I arrive it is still dark. I cross the water bridge with many other people in pursuit of a spot to watch the sunrise.
Viewing around the lake proves popular, the crowd is already deep enough that I am unable to get an unobstructed view. I am disappointed so I wander around and try to at least find higher ground so I can see. That plan isn’t working so I push myself up to the crowd and hope the people surrounding me are generous with sharing the view with my short self.
I slowly watch the sky change. The temple comes more into focus as time passes.
My photos are coming out only so-so therefore I head into the temple for some sightseeing before the sun fully rises and makes it unbearably hot.
I start along the perimeter of the temple. I marvel at the stone carvings along the wall.
I head further inside the temple to look around.
There is a long line to get up to the next level since they limit the amount of people at once. Once I arrive up top I view the line below.
Its getting warm and I still have many temples to see for the day so I head out. Despite the crowds it is a lovely temple to visit.