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Siem Riep, Angkor Wat: 19 reviews and 14 photos
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!
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