Mystical Angkor: Day 3 – Trip to Phnom Kulen (1000 shivalingas + waterfall)

We decided to continue with Mr Minnear, our travel guide for the temples on his second day, to a place around 55- 60 km outside of Siem Reap. It was a mountain called Phnom Kulen or Kulen mountain, in the Phnom¬†Kulen National Park. As usual, we had a heavy breakfast and started the tour at … Continue reading “Mystical Angkor: Day 3 – Trip to Phnom Kulen (1000 shivalingas + waterfall)”

Mystical Angkor: Day 2 – Temple Tours (Part 2 -Ta Phrom and Bayon temples)

Before I continue on from the previous post, I have to add a few important points – please wear good walking shoes/footwear – the time we went was sunny, dusty so fully covered feet were a blessing at the end of the day – you do not want to end up with pain in your … Continue reading “Mystical Angkor: Day 2 – Temple Tours (Part 2 -Ta Phrom and Bayon temples)”

Mystical Angkor – Day 2: Temple Tours (Part 1 – Angkot Wat )

Waking up a bit early since we were still in KL time (Cambodia is 1 hr behind Malaysia), we got ready by around 7, finished the lovely breakfast at the hotel and started off on our second day in Siam Reap. We learnt from the hotel concierge that we could be part of a guided … Continue reading “Mystical Angkor – Day 2: Temple Tours (Part 1 – Angkot Wat )”

Mystical Angkor – Day 1 (departure from KL/arrival at Siem Reap)

Mystical Angkor – Day 1 (departure from KL/arrival at Siem Reap)

Finally the day arrived, 17th April and we left for the mystical land of Cambodia from Kuala Lumpur by Air Asia. We hadn’t taken an e-visa (Visa is needed for all nationals except for people from ASEAN region). It is a 2 hr flight from KL to Siem Reap (pronounced Siyam Riap) You could get … Continue reading “Mystical Angkor – Day 1 (departure from KL/arrival at Siem Reap)”