If you have seen Hayao Miyazaki’s Castle in the Sky, you may agree that the fading floating castle in the animation movie is full of the shadow of the Ta Prohm Temple in Cambodian Angkor. Those massive old trees, stand proudly holding up the sky, their muscular roots lock tight onto the crumbling tower walls to prevent it falling. It is definitely the embodiment of the Ta Prohm.
Other temples like Angkor Wat, Bayon, Banteay Srei all worthy of a visit.
It is not difficult to find clues about Cambodia’s rich history and culture, through the ruins of their Palace temples. The stunning landscape of Cambodia also fills my heart with joy. I especially love the sight of their water village.
Flight and hotel: we booked online via Agoda. Hotel choice： I went through other websites to check on the hotel’s review [not the hotel’s own website because the hotel can filter and distribute only good reviews. ] It was easier to choose a hotel with a pick-up and drop-off service from the airport.
Daily transportation: The hotel introduced us to a Tuk Tuk driver who stayed with us the whole trip.
Get a Tuk Tuk driver through the hotel, the price will be a little higher than finding a local Tuk Tuk on street yourself, but being unfamiliar with the place, the most important thing is safety. Our driver spoke very good English. He took us sightseeing, and then a round trip for dinner every day. Sometimes also acting as a guide.
After we got to know the place better, we found that the hotel is actually very close to the night market. We sometimes walked or call the local street Tuk Tuk. It felt very safe.
Local tour: On our eight days journey there, we also joined a local tour group to travel further away from Angkor city centre; like the Waterfall at Kulen mountain. We met some new friends.