You can go independently or hire a guide, cycle to the ruins or hop in a tuk tuk to get there. From dawn til dusk, thousands of tourists explore Cambodia’s Angkor Wat site each day. Find out what we think are the best ways to take in this awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Far from the bright lights and bustle of Bangkok, cycling through the northern Thai countryside outside of Chiang Mai filled us with a sense of the Thai rhythm of life.
As we arrive in the late afternoon light, the scene is more how we would have imagined a trip to Mongolia, not Phonsavan, Laos. Motorcycle riders with scarves over their faces to block the dust, the cityscape here is barren but you see from the construction that there is prosperity in its future. But we’re here to see the mysterious Plain of Jars.