Postcards from the edge

Postcards from the edge
Tales of (mis)adventure from abroad

Hyped-up

Hyped-up

cambodia stamp

This was definitely one the nicest surprises of my trip, it was actually fun. I spent hours exploring ancient temples without ever seeing a single one of the daily 5,000 visitors. There were no barriers, no warning signs, and no watchmen. I hadn’t been expecting much from Asia’s most famous ruins and number one tourist destination. The hype around it was way too big; I was convinced that it had to be one of these over-crowded, over-priced, tourist-packed places. And it was, in the wrong spots… But in the right ones, it was beautiful and mysterious.

-Yannick



There are 4 comments.

  1. comment number 1 by: Marc Antoine Kelertas

    that looks like its straight out of of of the Indiana Jones video games i would play lol….beautfiful

  2. comment number 2 by: Sarah Lebeau

    Actually Marc, I think it looks more like Tomb Raider if you ask me.
    What exactly were the people crowding around, if not this?

  3. comment number 3 by: Yannick

    The tourists stay around the few popular “main” temples, which have guided visits, etc. The ones you see on postcards basically. They’re supposedly the most impressive ones. Actually even within those popular temples, you can go off into corridors that are “not part” of the tours, and find yourself completely alone, it’s awesome. But the whole area is scattered with temples, so if you just start walking off into the jungle, you get to all these amazing places with nobody around.

  4. comment number 4 by: Jenn Kang

    This place looks absolutely beautiful! I love when nature winds its way through something human-made, but still very aesthetic. I’ve got to add that to my list of places to visit in my lifetime. :)

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