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Solo trip to Cambodia in December 2017

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Asia > Cambodia > Siem Reap > Angkor Wat > Useful Info
Submitted on Jul 12, 2018 Useful Info

Avoid sunrise at Angkor Wat if you don't like crowds

  • I went to see the sunrise at Angkor Wat and it was VERY crowded
  • There was probably over 1000 people there if not more
  • It's still possible to take a good photo without anyone in your shot, but you need to get there early to claim a good spot right at the edge of the pond. The temple opens at 5am, so be the first to get there
  • Here's a the general layout of the temple (north is up):
  • You can take good photos of the temple at sunrise from behind either of the 2 ponds. I think the north pond gives you a slightly better view because the sun is directly behind the temple