Angkor Wat, October 2006

If a picture is worth a thousand words, than this one must be good for at least a couple thousand right?

It was the end of a long and interesting day of sightseeing in Siem Reap and I wanted to snap a few last photographs when, after having toured this unbelievable and beautiful complex, I took this photo. I know that anyone who has ever been to Angkor Wat has taken a similar photo, but it’s the kind of photo that everyone wants to take–if anything, just to say, “I was there.”

If you are planning on going to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat and you want a classic shot of this amazing structure, my advice is to get there early in the morning before all the tour groups overrun the place.  Your best bet is to hire a guide and go around freely and seizing those photo ops when they appear.

I was really lucky with this shot.

I was there.