Trip Start Apr 09, 2006
148Trip End Jun 09, 2007
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Angkor was "discovered" by the west when a French naturalist published an account of his visit in the 1860s. Look up the history...it's interesting.
Getting to and from the temples is big business here in Siem Reap. Tuk-tuk drivers hound you at every turn for the opportunity to drive you for the day. I had enough and stuck with my usual tactic of renting a bicycle and going it alone. It was hottt and stiiicky, but I enjoyed my day climbing through the various sites at my own pace. It was only about 40k on the bike that day.