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My 3 Day Pass
Favorite thing: Ticket price is as below
(1) 1 Day Pass - USD20
(2) 3 Day Pass - USD40
(3) 1 Week Pass - USD60
Well, this is how my pass looks like. Passport photo required but they can take one for you for free if you don't have them. They will direct you to a room on the left of the ticket toll plaza, some1 will get it done in about 10 minutes. The pass allows you to go to all the temples in the park, including the far away Bantey Srei.
I got there on Thu. Got the ticket from Fri to Sun. They allow you to go in after 4:30pm to see sunset in the Park. Most people go Angkor Wat or Bakheng, the more popular sunset sites.
Gorgeous honey, don't move. Wet yourself in there.
Favorite thing: Contrary to what others might say to you, go to Angkor even when it's raining. Bring your umbrellas and rain coats, and if you're going to climb up the stairs in the rain, bring some radioactive spiders too! *LOL*
Fondest memory: This is the French couple I wrote about on my tip above. I wish I have the one with the guy reading in the rain, but I was laughing so hard I've problem focusing on my camera. And my hand was holding my stomach (or is it my crotch?). I think I almost pee in my pants.
Later, I asked the French lady, what you guys doing in the rain? She said to me, just like any other French lady would when they were approached by a English speaking Chinese guy. (Ok, what I'm trying to say is, French-ie English if you dunno where I'm getting at).
"Oh, we're shooting for a commercial for our agency in Paris. "
And without finishing her sentence, turned to the French guy.
"Honey, don't move. Beautiful, gorgeous. Don't move baby. Oh I got that, I got that. Don't move. Stay in the rain! Oh beautiful. It's wonderful.
Ok, they are French, I think they must have said something like that in French. I'm just assuming.
Climbing up the stairways to heaven in the rain
Favorite thing: The highlight of my trip to Siem Reap would definitely be the storm on the last day I was in Angkor Wat.
Fondest memory: I love Angkor Wat and was there everyday. Never expected to see Angkor in the rain as it had been really hot there the previous 2 days.
When it rained, and rather heavily. All hell broke loose in the temple. Tourists started doing crazy sh*t in the temple. There was a French couple shooting for commercial in the rain, the guy was reading, posing in the rain and the woman was all over the place, trying to get a good shot. I couldn't stop laughing at them. I thought I've seen them all but nothing beats a group of tourist (I think I heard them talking to each other in Japanese). They walked in to the temple, to the second level then to the uppermost level. Stop for a while, listened to their guide. And up they climbed to the towers of Angkor Wat in the rain. There are records of tourists fallen to their death on the stairs, yet these Japs just climbed up the stairs as if they had just been bitten by radioactive spider from some high tech lab. The stairs are very steep and the steps are very shallow, not to mention the water from the rain . I guess some Hindu deities must have watching over them from above on that day. The day is 9th May 2005. Me? I took off my sandals, walking in the rain on the uppermost level. The warmth of the water on your feet, the feeling of walking in the rain in one of the greatest structures ever built by ancient civilization is a feeling words just couldn't quite describe.
Note: The Japanese in rain coats and with umbrellas. What a good shot this is, the French couple (Lady in orange and guy in white) are in here as well!
Cambodian Stamp on Passport
Favorite thing: This is how the stamp they gave you on the custom looks like. I don't get this from the airport in Siem Reap but friends told me stories of slipping US dollar bill into their passport to get it stamped when they enter the country by land.
In Siem Reap airport, they don't have connectors to link to the aircraft when it land. But they have trucks with stairs for the passengers to get to the ground (Pictures in transport). It's then you realized you are kinda travelling back in time. Oh they will be an airport tax of USD25 for insternational flights.
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