Angkor Wat in Cambodia is the biggest religious monument in the world, and there is many ways to see it. The cheapest, and most sporty option, is to get around with a bicycle. Me and a friend decided to try that.
The small route of 30 km
We got a map of Angkor Wat and planned to begin with the main temple and see the sunrise. Then we continued by cycle the small round to see other temples, and ended up with the sunset from a temple on the hill. In total 30 km in 30 degrees celcius.
2 days and paid for one
To get the most out of a one day ticket, we cycled towards Angkor Wat the day before, and bought the tickets at 5 pm. When we bought the tickets after 5 o’clock in the evening, we could use it the same evening to see the sunset + the day after. We just paid 1 USD for one day with the bicycle and the normal 20 USD for a one day ticket to the temples.
Sunrise at Angkor Wat
The clock was 4:30 AM when we began our trip. We packed sunscreen, camera, a map, water and some easy snacks, before we began the 6 km bike trip to Angkor Wat. It was time to see the beautiful sunrise from the postcards! Sadly enough, the sunrise was disappointing, and I had to use my camera skills to get it a little bit better.
The main temple in the area, Angkor Wat, was really nice! We spent around 2 hours there and got so many cool pictures early in the morning.
We cycled around the whole day, and just parked at the temples we wanted to see. In the end of the day, we had cycled 30 km and drinked 3 liters of water each.