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Dawn at Angkor Wat, Cambodia – 10 favourite photos

Bit rushed today -no time to write a blog post – so we’ll fall back on a few classic Angkor Wat sunrise pix, which you can never have too many of (can you)? Must have watched the dawn rise over the famous silhouette at least 30 times but it never gets boring! Different time of year, different weather, different light – sometimes busy, sometimes quiet but always spectacular!

Silver and gold
Silver and gold

 

Blue, purple and orange
Blue, purple and orange

 

Red, orange and purple
Red, orange and purple

 

Slightly misty, grey and blue
Slightly misty, grey and blue

 

Blue, grey, yellow
Blue, grey, yellow

 

A rainy season grey and silver
A rainy season grey and silver

 

Just blue
Just blue

 

Violet and blue
Violet and blue

 

Silver and blue
Silver and blue

 

A serene pale blue
A serene pale blue

Now goes without saying that it’s a matter of pot luck but we reckon there are ways to optimize the experience even on a drab grey morn. Firstly we like to get there early – even whilst it’s still pitch dark. I mean to catch dawn you’re going to have to get up very early anyway so, 4.00 or 4.30 – what’s the difference?  That way you get there before the crowds arrive and will have the experience of entering a near empty Angkor Wat at night time. It then means we get front row ‘seats’ or stones at the prime sunrise watching location and even if there aren’t any bright colours you will still have the fantastic experience of watching the iconic silhouette taking shape and emerging out of the gloom!

If you’re going to see one of the wonders of the world – and you’ll maybe only have the chance to do it once then at least, do it properly!

Below is a list and links for all our tours that include visits to Angkor Wat & associated sites.

Indochina Adventure – 2 or 3 week, Laos and Cambodia.

Ruined Cities and Tropical Islands – 2 weeks, Cambodia and Thailand.

Cambodia Overland – 1 week or 10 days, Cambodia only.

Beyond Angkor – 2 weeks, Cambodia off the beaten track.

Saigon to Phnom Penh Overland – 2 weeks, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Images of Cambodia – 10 day photography special.

Images of Indochina – 2 week Vietnam and Cambodia photography special.

See you at Angkor – cheers!