Siem Reap

Morning Tuk Tuk Ride to Angkor Wat

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24 Nov 2015 | Tue

Day 07 of 47

Today’s Events:

> Morning Tuk Tuk Ride to Angkor Wat <

– Angkor Archaeological Park Visitor Center

– Angkor Thom North Gate

– Preah Khan Angkor

– Neak Pean Angkor

– Ta Som Angkor

– East Mebon Angkor

– Pre Rup Angkor

– Banteay Kdei Angkor

– Bayon Angkor

– Morning Tuk Tuk Ride to Angkor Wat –

Here’s a video (5:39 minutes long) of us on our way to the Angkor Wat Temple complex (from the hotel on Day 1).  It was taken on a Tuk Tuk at 8 am (Tues. 24th) in the morning and gives a glimpse into the morning life in Siem Reap.   You will see a variety of activities, such as people walking or traveling on motorcycles (most predominantly used vehicle), tuk-tuks, bicycles, cars, and trucks, driving around traffic circles.  There are many street food stands (some just setting up for the day) which are generally for everybody (locals and tourists) but predominantly these are for the locals as they do not have the money or resources to buy food in restaurants in “touristy downtown Siem Reap”.  I think this video best shows how the town comes “alive” each morning.

Also toward the end of the video, you will see many locals setting up for the beginning of the Cambodian Water Festival (Bon Om Touk).  The festival lasts 3 days and celebrates the end of the rainy season.  This festival also includes locals (and people from other parts of Cambodia) who compete in boat racing.

YouTube – Morning Tuk Tuk Ride to Angkor Wat

2 thoughts on “Morning Tuk Tuk Ride to Angkor Wat”

  1. That video is awesome! So the water festival is like the Macey’s Parade except on the river! I think I noticed people putting those long rowing boats in the water. I guess that’s the boat race you mention.
    We have to schedule a “slideshow evening” when y’all get back to get the full story on each picture/video. Still enjoying the view from Raleigh, NC!

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