I woke up refreshed from my nap. I would have loved to just stay in bed but the excitement of finally seeing a temple was too much that I was ready in just a few minutes... that and a cup of strong coffee :D Our tuktuk driver, Narim was right on time and was waiting for us downstairs.
We stopped by the ticket area first to purchase our temple pass. We got there at around 4:10 pm but were advised to buy our ticket at 5:00 pm since entry to the complex is free past 5. I did not understand at first but they explained that if you will buy a 3 day pass at 5pm, you will technically get 4 days since they won't stamp your ticket for the day. Pretty cool, huh? Some tourists were a bit annoyed though because they wanted to go inside at once.
|Lots of rocks that were once a part of the temple|
|Expectation: a serene experience at Phnom Bakheng|
|Reality... It's a party!|
|Cool silhouette photo by Erman|
|Beautiful sunset at Phnom Bakheng|