I visited Siem Reap in Cambodia a few years ago, of course a visit to Angkor Wat was on my list. Initially, I was planning on visiting for sunrise as I had heard great things about. However, after a lengthy bus journey and crazy border crossing from Thailand the day before I opted for a lie in instead. Yes I know bad decision!!
The sunlight flooding in behind the main temple, casting a reflection into the water is stunning. I adore sunrise and reflection photos so to capture both in one shot is awesome. And all this captured on an iPhone!
Seeing this picture made me realise what I missed out on! Oh well, you have to save something for next time you visit. I had a great day exploring the temples of Angkor Wat on a beautiful sunny day. So although I missed the sunrise I still have awesome memories of my experience.
And I climbed to one of the highest points to see the gorgeous sunset. Along with about 50+ Japanese tourists with huge cameras and tripods to take the best shot. That was an experience in itself!
Angkor Wat from shandi at Mini Me Wanderlust
visiting angkor wat at sunrise
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WEEK
This week’s photo comes from Shandi Barclay at Mini Me Wanderlust and was taken using an iPhone.
Shandi is a blogger writing about travelling around the world with young kids. She lives in China with her husband and 3-year-old son. And teaches English at a university in the spring and fall. During her winter and summer vacations she loves to take her little guy on adventures all over the globe.
Have you visited Angkor Wat? What time of day did you go? Tell me about your experience in the comments below: