We went for the grand tour on the 4th day. We woke up very early in the morning to watch sunrise @ Angkot Wat. Sejuk betul atas motor!!!
A lot of people were there already, looking for the best spot to watch the sunrise. It was such a pleasant view as unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west.
We visited the famous Bayon next. Its most distinctive feature is the multitude of smiling faces on the towers which rise up to its central peak. You can see it smiling when the sun start rising, so its good to visit Bayon early morning.
We then visited Angkor Thom, which was was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. It was a grand city, with monuments like terrace of the leper king, terrace of the elephant, Baphuon and Phimeanakas. It’s like entering LOTR shooting set, except this one is for real. My legs getting tired to walk around plus the weather getting warmer!
We finished our grand tour with other temples like Preah Neak Pean, Preah Khan and Pre Rup. By the end of the day, I was so exhausted yet so satisfied.
The next day, we discovered a Muslim village within 10 minutes walks from our guesthouse. Hubby joined the Subuh prayer at the mosque there and later we had breakfast at one of the stall. They actually serve nasi ayam for breakfast. It tastes like Malaysian’s nasi ayam, only it is only available in the morning. (Something like our nasi lemak I guess). Hubby quite happy as we have not eat any meat since we arrived:).
We have to leave for the airport around 10.00 am. We actually felt that we need one more day, as hubby wanted to visit the war museum and I wanted to go to the floating village at Tonle Sap. Well, maybe next time.
Anyway, it was such a great and peaceful place to visit! I recommend it to those who love sightseeing, discovering new culture and adventure.
P.S: Congratulation to my favorite team, Joe Jer and Zabrina for winning The Amazing Race Asia, makes it the first all-female team to win such race!!!! Malaysia Boleh!!! Girl Power!!!