Every time I thought about Siem Reap, I thought only about a gloomy area and old abandoned buildings. Which thoughts that I regret later. I gotta be honest here, I didn’t know what to expect when I came here. Really. Sometimes I still regret that I didn’t prepare anything before coming here. Yeah of course, that was another story. Gotta focus here 😉
I took the boat to Siem Reap from Phnom Penh with USD 35. Going through the huge Mekong River made me felt small in this world. The river was so wide that ends in Tonle Sap Lake. I chose to sit outside to have the best view of the Mekong River. Apparently, there was life on the river. It touched the deepest feeling in me. I never knew that there would be life on the river. Villages. Floating villages to be precise. I started to question myself about life. Aww…why so serious now.Anyway, the trip was so much fun and enjoyable!
It took more or less 5 hours boat trip to arrive in Siem Reap and I took tuk tuk to the hotel. As I dropped my bag there, I jumped on the tuk tuk back to take me to the Angkor Wat complex. The entrance tickets were categorized in 3. One day ticket was USD 20, 3 days tickets was USD 40 and one week ticket was USD 60. As it was already evening, the tuk tuk driver suggested me to watch the sunset from Phnom Bakheng.
Phnom Bakheng was located near the Angkor Wat itself. I could see its silhouette as I passed by it on the way to Phnom Bakheng. So majestic. I started to feel the goosebumps. I really couldn’t wait to step my feet on it.
I had a little accidents at Phnom Bakheng. A silly one, actually hehe. I was wearing short skirt coming there where I should have worn my short and sneakers. But trust me, I learned a lot from that evening 😀 😀 😀
The ruin of Phnom Bakheng