After our adventures in Kratie (and one more night in Phnom Penh), we traveled to Siem Reap. There we beheld the temples of Angkor.
As we've mentioned a few times before, we designated four "anchors" for our trip when we were planning it: four different adventures spread about the world that we absolutely didn't want to miss. We wanted to see the ancient city of Machu Picchu, high in the mountains of Peru. We wanted to sail among the Galapagos Islands, off the western coast of Ecuador, home to a bewildering array of animal life found nowhere else in the world. We wanted to float in a hot-air balloon over the mind-boggling landscape of Cappadocia, in central Turkey.
And we wanted to see Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the largest and most spectacular religious building in the world.
During our six days in Siem Reap, we explored not just Angkor Wat, but many other temples as well. There are in fact somewhere around seventy temples and other ruins in the area, each one more beautiful than the last. (For a short video depicting what it's like to explore them, go have a gander at the Junior Hedgehog Club.)
All told, we took 2,776 photos there: more than any other place except Galapagos (2,809).
These are a few of our favorites.
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