Sweet faces and smiles of local children
Heavenly nymphs - looks like thin was in circa 100 B.C.
Angkor Wat is truly magnificent. From a distance it is easy to appreciate the perfect symmetry of the 5 gorgeous peaks. Up close, it's a work of art with distinct detail on each and every wall & no shortage of nymphs. It was built in the first half of the 12th century (113 - 5 BC) - and took an estimated 30 years to complete. Surprisingly it's well preserved. Even more surprisingly, few things are off-limits so you can climb, touch, and explore until you've had your Indiana Jones or Lara Croft fix. (*Lara Croft Tomb Raider was actually filmed here in 2000.)
Travel: Fly into Siem Reap. Angkor Wat is about 4 miles north of Siem Reap.
Stay: There are gorgeous hotels in Cambodia. Despite the apparent elegance, most don't have A/C. If you venture there in the summer months definitely check to see if there's air conditioning. It's hot, hot, hot!
Try: An elephant ride, feeding the monkeys
Wear: Pants. Leave the daytime dress at home, it's a real adventure.