The Angkor Temples
Boy oh boy have I seen some temples during my world travels! Particularly through my extended wanderings across China, India, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. But in terms of grandeur and scale, nothing compares to The Angkor Temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
The Angkor Temples are epic in proportion, intricate in detail and sublime in symmetry. These incredible structures are the result of Cambodia’s ancient rulers battling to outdo each other with each ambitious creation. If you’re new to the whole Asian temple thing, you could easily spend an entire week here ticking them all off.
I’ve been lucky enough to chalk off a bunch of these amazing temples over two separate visits. My first experience came way back in 2015 when I concentrated on the so-called big 3, including a dramatic sunset arrival at Angkor Wat.
In early 2020 I dove deeper, exploring a number of lesser known ruins. This included incredible trips out to the more isolated temples of Banteay Srei and Koh Ker. The latter, visited during the height of the COVID-19 crisis, was totally deserted. Literally just myself, my girlfriend and our driver for most of the day.
To learn more, check out my travel reports from The Angkor Temples: