When I was about twelve, my dad went to Vietnam to do about three weeks of humanitarian work, he then took a week and visited the temples of Angkor in Siem Reap. I just remember him coming home and raving about Cambodia saying it was the most amazing place he had ever been. As someone who always valued and trusted my dad’s opinion, I have been wanting to visit Cambodia ever since then. Eight years later, I finally got to go too! I felt like the entire thing was such a blessing because I got to visit it with my family and hear from my dad about everything that had changed in the past years!
I don’t even know where to begin, I was so blown away. Siem Reap was such a wonderful city, I could go on and on about the stunning ruins of Angkor. Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, The Bayon Temple, I only really have one word that could explain my experiences among these temples… pretty much… WOW. The people and the culture are unlike anywhere I have been thus far.
We visited Cambodia during the rainy season, but we did not mind the rain pouring down for 1-2 hours every day, it cooled down the heat and made everything smell so fresh. We definitely got caught in some torrential rain a few times and had to walk around soaking wet, but it beat the insane midday heat that is so common in the dry season. These temples are some of the most amazing things you will ever see, and these aren’t even the best parts of Siem Reap. It was such a cool, interesting city.0