Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat at sunrise is amazing. A must on each bucket-list. The shape of the buildings in the early morning is a dream, plus the perfect reflection in the lakes. But, it is also the most crowded place while sunrise we every been. Amazing how many people are waiting at the mirror lakes in front of Angkor Wat to see the sun rising. Being 15 minutes after opening hour there and you will not find any space at the lake (a least not on the left lake).
There are two mirror lakes when you enter Angkor Wat, decided which one you want to take. The right lake is a bit less crowded.
This photo spot is located within the temple area and can be accessed at around 5am up to sunset. Check the opening hours when preparing, it might change dependent on season. Plan to be few minutes before opening at the gate, to find the right spot.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • GPS Position: 13°24’43.2″N 103°51’51.3″E
  • Time: Sunrise
  • Access: 05:00 – 18:00
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We decided to spend new year in Cambodia. It was a great decision. We fell in love with this country. Not only the amazing temples let us feel like this, it was more the kindness of the people living here.

The first few days we spend exploring the temples by ourself and chilling at the 200 m long pool of the fantastic Angkor Village Resort. After new year, we went on a guided 4-day tour with Régis Binard from Angkor Travel Photography, which was great as we got to know places away from the tourist trails. We can fully recommend this tour! Get in love with the country, meet locals and improve your photography skills.

It’s very easy to move around in Siem Reap by yourself. You can find a tuktuk or taxi everywhere on the street or book it at the hotel. The driver will carry you the whole day from sunrise to sunset. Or you can rent a bike, if you want to be more active.

Enjoy our impressions below…

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