Research Paper About Angkor Wat

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Cambodia Travelogue: Siem Reap (Day 3 – The Majestic Angkor Wat) Exploring a place you once read in textbooks is truthfully fascinating. It was in my grade school’s “Civics and Culture” book when I first find out about the Kingdom of Cambodia and its mythical temples, its heartbreaking history but astounding culture. There on, I made a promise to myself that if I’d be able to fly abroad the first time, I’d go to Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is beyond belief a fantasy for ages of revealing at least a portion of the tremendous city of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, actually came true. The legendary Angkor Wat – the largest religious monument in the world! A day before the temples expedition, I got quite ecstatic. I’d waited my entire life to see this and it did happen on my 23rd birthday. What a surprising gift the Lord had granted me. Two days after arriving in Siem Reap, I called Kim Rieng instantly, a licensed English Angkor Tour Guide, to confirm my Angkor day-tour. A tour which includes witnessing the magical sunrise, Kim only charges $20/day, presumably the best rate or should I say the cheapest, I found online. Kim also partnered with a tuktuk driver which costs $15 for a day of temple hopping.…show more content…
the following day. I already purchased a ticket a day before so we went to Angkor Wat straightaway. Even if the sky is still dark, the place is already packed with people armed with their flashlights, all stoked to catch the most raved sunrise at Angkor Wat. Having been a tour guide for 10 years, Kim knows the best spot to witness the magical hour in Angkor Wat. The tour guide and I positioned somewhere on the right side of the temple before heading out to the pond. After patiently waiting for half an hour, the magical moment started putting colors from behind the towers of Angkor

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