Southeast Asia Tour 2015
Siem Reap | Cambodia
24 Nov 2015 | Tue
Day 06 of 46
Morning Tuk Tuk Ride to Angkor Wat
Below is a video of us on our way to the Angkor Wat Temple complex (from our hotel). 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 (the most predominantly used vehicle), Tuk Tuks, bicycles, cars, and trucks, and 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.