When you are going for the Angkor wat sunrise you have to wake up early, and by early I mean 4.30am at the latest. You have to get to the temple preferably before 5am. I had heard the sunrise was amazing, so I woke up at 4.30, Johnny my tuktuk driver was there to pick me up at 4.45 am. Running a bit late, I ran out with my necklace in my hand, my backpack still open, I tossed everything in the tuktuk and we we’re off. The road by my hotel is not good, there is a lot of holes making the whole tuktuk shake like crazy. Shake enough that my backpack, open I might add, fell into a huge puddle. All my stuff got soaked, I had to run back to my room for damage control. Luckily nothing got damaged, except I lost a part of my necklace. What a way to start the day.
First stop: Sunrise at Angkor WatIt was too overclouded to see anything. I did make a time-lapse video where you can barely see the sunrise. The great thing about waking up that early is that the air is still cool and comfortable, plus this is a great time to get some good shots without all the other visitors in the background.
North gate of Angkor Thom
Second stop: Preak Khan
Third stop: Neak Pean
Forth stop: Ta som