In addition to my last post on the vandalism within (and on) the walls of Angkor, I ended up taking some pictures of the temple complex itself. One of the most remarkable realizations for visiting the temple is that it’s best to go during lunch: there’s no one around. In all honesty, the place was empty for at least an hour with perhaps one or two other tiny groups of people roaming around silently. This life hacking advice totally made the experience worth it (and a perfect pivot to the horrible, horrible tourism of the sunset later on that day. An additional curiosity for the lunch-goers: all the grounds-workers sleep within the temples (on the temple floors) during that break. You’ll see what I mean, below.
This kid was talking into one of the balustrade cracks:
Oh, you know, a litter shot:
A golden dragon fly:
The sleeping workers:
They were building some kind of large stage while we were in the central area of Angkor Wat: