Angkor Wat, also known as the Capital Temple, situated in Cambodia is the largest religious monument in the world. The site covers 430 acres of land and was originally a Hindu temple. However, gradually the place transformed into a Buddhist temple. Today, this world heritage site attracts people from all around the world who are looking forward to taking in all the place has to offer. So if you find yourself standing outside the temples of Angkor, know that the best way to cover the land is through a bicycle.
Getting a Bicycle
When In Angkor you can easily rent a bike for the day in the old market. Keep in mind that you might be required to leave your passport or a huge safety fee. As often people get tired and leave their rented bikes at the temple. However, if you really wish to cover the area in the perfect way then a bike ride is the perfect way to go about it.
The temple is huge and impossible to cover in just one day, which is why I suggest you take on a few days pass and get a complete lay of the land. So starting from one side and covering as much as you can sound like the perfect way to ensure that you cover most of the temple. No matter how tired you get, you will soon realize that this is one of the most beautiful bike rides you will experience in your life.
As you will be able to capture never-ending and beautiful ruins and views along the way. The natural setting of the town, along with the locals going about their day adds the perfect mix to the temple. This is because it is a large temple, and people from all around the world come for religious pilgrimage. It is a beautiful sight to see and will leave you speechless at times.
Keep on wandering in the grounds of Angkor Wat, and soon you will find yourself heading in a new direction. I moved north and decided to cover the Angkor Thom. It is a walled city that holds the Bayon and many other jewels.
One of the best parts of your ride will be the locals, and that includes the local monkeys that can be found going about their day. If you wish you can stop to feed them bananas and take a few pictures of them running around. You might have to remind yourself that you are here to capture some of the most beautiful and mesmerizing places, so you can finally move on from the monkeys.
After a few days of cycling around you will be able to cover most of the temples and monuments the city has to offer, and it will be an experience you will never forget. As there are only a handful of people in the world that can tell you they have cycled around the Angkor Wat and captures stunning images along the way.
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