|This is a map. Also available for through this site.|
We did successfully wake up for sunrise, though it wasn't to be had. It proceeded to rain for eight of the next ten hours. We arrived at the temples in near utter darkness. We moseyed around until the sky began to lighten. I expected there to be hundreds of visitors all packed into the same area. Aside from the main walkway, over the bridge and into Angkor Wat, that wasn't the case. As we made a right turn to circumnavigate the temple, we were alone. The corridors were quiet but for our conversation. The side corridors contain carvings that tell a story panel by panel. If one didn't walk around the center to the outer wall, one would miss all the intricacies of the carvings.
|There are two faces up there.|
|Here's the face in close up.|
|I went barefoot at this temple too, and a guide noticed saying "Like Cambodia" and pointing at my feet. He giggled at the bule carrying her shoes and enjoying the soft mud.|