Another reason to get there early is to beat the worst of the heat and the worst of the crowds. In the case of the heat it's relative!
It's EARLY, but worth it! You join a group of people perched on a ledge on the first building -- and you just sit and wait and watch. People are pretty quiet -- and it's just magic!
They have installed a metal handrail on one of the sets of stairs that reach the third level. It looks scarier than it is -- as long as you go carefully and don't look down!
After we pass the gateway of Angkor, you can find 2 libraries, one side each. And sometimes we can find the monks are standing there.
Artificial lake with ruinous main gate to Angkor Wat. A mystical and magical feelings just calling me to visit the mighty Khmer Empire in the past centuries.
Once you are there you will go arround and see the ruins. Don't forget to take your time and dont just run arround and so you will see the details as well.
You should climb up as high as possible, it's amazing up there. Going down is worse then climbing up, but not too bad (there are rails).
This is the main Angkor temple. This is the first thing people see. It is a large complex, and there is a long pathway to the temple.
Don't look down when you heading up, its 45 degree incline. And you apply the same way to step down, butt first, right . : -0
Get up early to join the throngs of people for sunrise. It is worth it. Even though everyone else is thinking the same thing!
You probably won't be alone anywhere near the West Gate as it is the main entrance and lot's of people are streaming buy all the time!
Angkor Wat covers an area of two square kilometres which is the largest religious temple in the world. And the volume of stone equal that of the Great Pyramid in Egypt.