Sala Bai, Siem Reap
On our second day at Siem Reap, we finally got to tour the great Angkor Wat. We were fortunately to get this picture of tranquility, with a little girl playing in the pond. There are a LOT of tourists there, and even though they are not allowed to touch the walls of Angkor Wat as it disintegrates over time. Sadly, without reinforcement, even some of the tourist guides are touching/ climbing the walls, chucking cigarette butts all over the place- it was just disrespectful.
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We had a three course meal there, and the entree was chicken and coconut spring roll. I still think Romdeng food was slightly better and I suppose a bit more authentic. The spring rolls here had a really thick wrapping and I couldn’t taste the chicken and coconut at all. I could only detect mushroom n taro flavours, which Hubby was deeply saddened as he hated taro LOL.
After that we visited the surrounding temples near Angkor Wat then went back across the river from Angkor Wat to watch the sunset. It wasn’t a hugely successful sunset as it was a bit hazy, but the atmosphere around the river was so tranquil. We even monks playing their drums and tambourine and singing. It was simply charming.